Filing a Patent Application in Europe or Germany or a Utility Model in Germany

We can support and represent you by filings of patent applications in Europe and Germany and by entry of regional and national phases in Europe and Germany of an international patent application.

A particularly interesting aspect of German IP law is the possibility to branch off a German utility model from a pending international, European or German patent application.

Detailed information about entry into regional stage in Europe and national stage in Germany or filings in Europe and Germany can be provided upon request. Generally, we charge only a flat fee until receipt of the search report or first office action. The following links provide information about the most important requirements.

German Utility Model

A German Utility Model can be filed in any language, if a translation is provided within three months. A German Utility Model can be maintained up to 10 years beginning from the filing date.

A German utility model can be branched off from an International, European or German patent application up two months after grant or up to two month after rejection or withdrawl of the application.

Further information about a German utility model can be obtained from the section General Information about German Utility Models.