Design Registration Germany
Here you can mandate us to obtain design protection in Germany. We will prepare and file your design application. Our offer includes the fees of the german patent and trademark office for the application, publication and registration of your design.
|Alternatively Registration via Hague Agreement possible||Yes|
|Protection Period (years)||5|
|Power of Attorney must be notarized||No|
|max period of protection maximum (years)||25|
|Flat fee incl. official fees||Yes|
Design registration in Germany
Here you can entrust us with the protection of your design in Germany. We will file a registered design for you. Our price includes the official fees.
The design of a product is one of the decisive factors for its market success. It can become a significant asset of your company, especially if it is a best-seller.
Within the EU, the publication of a new design also gives rise to the three-year protection of an unregistered Community design. Documentation of publication is required in the event of infringement. However, the protection only includes the right to prohibit imitations. Independent parallel creations are not attackable.
Basics: Registering a design in Germany
I. Formal requirements
- Up to 7 images showing only your design from all perspectives against a neutral background
- Contact details of the client
- Contact details of the future owner as well as his nationality
- the name of the designer(s) of the product
- if necessary, a description of the design if it has characteristics not apparent from the illustrations
- Locarno Classification
- A multiple application within one Locarno class is possible.
III. Application procedure
- There is no examination as to novelty and individual character.
- An accelerated procedure is possible
IV. Scope of protection
- Exclusive right of use
- Unauthorized offering, production, sale and possession of protected designs can be punished
- Color and shape design are protected
- Three-dimensional and two-dimensional designs are protected
- Often the same overall impression is also protected.
V. Opposition proceedings
- After registration, an application for cancellation can be filed due to lack of novelty or lack of individual character.
VI. Term of protection
- 5 years calculated from the date of application
- If an accelerated procedure is used, the period of protection is counted from 6 months before the date of filing of the application
VII. Extension of the term of protection
- Extension is possible for a period of 5 years at a time
- The maximum term of protection is 25 years
VIII. Our services
- Examination of the documents submitted with the application
- Preparation of the application with selection of Locarno classes, subsequent request for documents, and, if necessary, legal advice on the application documents filed Confirmation of the information for filing the application
- Filing of the application and payment of the official fees for the application and registration of the design
- Notification of the possibility of confirmation of the application by the Office
- Notice of extension of the protected area
- Sending the communication of the Office on the requested registration
- Receipt and forwarding of the registration certificate (usually in digital form) and a current excerpt from the register.
- Receipt and forwarding of other correspondence with the Office
- Notification of the possibility of extending design protection
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