German Patent

deutsches patentamt

The German patent is granted after the examination process by the German Patent and Trademark Office in Munich and grants the proprietor of the patent a so-called right of exclusivity.

That is to say only the patent proprietor may use the invention protected by the patent. The proprietor of the patent can naturally also decide to allow a third party to use the patent which is usually settled within the framework of a licence agreement. The patent proprietor can also grant an exclusive licence to his patent. The patent proprietor receives licence fees in return for granting the licence based on the negotiated and concluded licence agreement. I am also at your disposal for conducting negotiations and concluding such a licence agreement.

The German patent has a term of up to 20 years and must be extended from year to year by appropriate time-limited annual fees - as long as the patent proprietor would like to maintain his patent.


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