To protect the exclusive rights to one's intellectual property in Germany, one must obtain a patent or trademark certificate valid in Germany. Not only residents of the state, but also foreign citizens or legal entities can undergo the patenting procedure. The firm of patent attorneys Prof-Patent specializes in protecting the interests of rights holders abroad, and is ready to offer a full range of services for the registration and use of rights in Germany.
Unique and innovative developments, a recognizable trademark or an effective production secret offer serious advantages for business development. However, without legal protection of intellectual property one will inevitably have to face the illegal actions of competitors - the use of someone else's technology without the consent of the right holder, the production and sale of counterfeit products. To eliminate such consequences, intellectual property protection in Germany includes:
There are two ways to apply for and obtain a patent in Germany. The German Patent and Trademark Office accepts written and electronic applications, which can be done with the help of German patent attorneys. For companies registered in other jurisdictions an application via the national patent office is the best option.
Registration of the application and examination is carried out in accordance with the standard rules corresponding to the international acts. Specialists of Prof-Patent will assist in all stages of registration and obtaining a patent. If necessary, the protection of the client's interests will be supported by German patent attorneys, with whom our company cooperates on a permanent basis.
When filing an application, you need to choose a list of countries in which the patent will be valid. Only with this option protection from unlawful actions of competitors is guaranteed. If the right holder does not plan to use the invention, trademark, utility model or other object in his own production, it is possible to transfer the rights under the contract of alienation or license agreement.
Transfer agreements are registered with the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA). In addition, national law and international agreements provide for the regular renewal of patents - for this, from the fourth year of validity, an additional fee must be paid.
Even in the case of a single infringement of intellectual property rights, including the release of products using someone else's invention or trademark, the following protection options are available in Germany:
Disputes related to the protection of patent rights are highly complex, since not only German domestic law but also international conventions, treaties and agreements have to be applied. Prof-Patent specialists will act as your representative in the settlement of disputes related to the infringement of exclusive intellectual property rights. We will help you to draw up all necessary documents, register contracts for the transfer of rights, and ensure that you receive fair compensation for the violation identified.
In order to find the best option for protecting intellectual property rights in Germany or to get an explanation of the law, please contact our specialists for assistance. Prof-Patent in Russia and abroad will provide any services in the field of patent and copyright in Germany and other EU countries.