German design application

If it has been shown in the course of drawing up the objectives that protection of the design within the borders of Germany is sufficient, an application at the German Patent and Trademark Office will serve the purpose, which, after the application, carries out an examination and registers the design.

Maximum 25 years of protection

The exclusivity right resulting from the registration of the design for the proprietor has a maximum term of 25 years.

Your right to the exclusive use of your design

The proprietor of a design can prohibit third parties from making use of the registered design. Frequently an actually technical product only becomes a best seller with a pleasing design which is why design protection becomes increasingly important for technical products simply because design protection with a term of up to 25 “can keep competitors at a distance” for a long time.

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