The applicant may be a registered trademark, a national trade mark, a national trade mark, or a prior registration institution of Germany. German trademark registration protects characters, letters, numbers, graphics, stereo, etc. Trademarks cannot be protected without registration. Goods and services must be filled in the order of classification; it is recommended to use the name in the nice classification alphabet. If not, you can also use a common name in the industry. German must be used. If an explanation of the goods or services is required, the German Patent Office will inform the applicant and ask for an explanation. Once the application is submitted, no more goods or services can be added, but they can be reduced at any time. Applicants can specify a priority category. If the cost is insufficient, this will be given priority. Madrid belongs to Germany.
German trademark review process
When an applicant applies for trademark registration in Germany, the applicant usually receives the reply document, acceptance date and acceptance number within 6 weeks. The trademark application is very smooth in the statutory procedures, which generally takes about 6-9 months. If urgent processing is required (3-6 months), additional urgent fee is required. If the Trademark Office issues the notice of correction and examination opinions in the examination procedure, or enters the special procedure, that is, the trademark application is objected to by others after the preliminary examination and approval announcement or the trademark application is rejected, it will take a longer time for the trademark application to be finally approved for registration. After obtaining the trademark registration certificate, the Trademark Office will disclose its trademark to the public. If there is no objection within 3 months, the ownership of the trademark belongs to your company. The validity period of the registered trademark is 10 years, calculated from the date of approval of registration. Before the expiration of the validity period, you can apply for renewal of registration, and each renewal of registration is valid for 10 years. If there is any objection within 3 months, the Trademark Office will make a decision according to the actual situation.
Documents required for application:
A copy of the trademark registration certificate of the country of origin shall also be provided by the foreign applicant, including the trademark drawings, the list of goods and services, and the foreign applicant shall not be required to authenticate the citizens of reciprocal countries who grant German citizen privileges.
What are the restrictions on applicants to register trademarks in Germany?
The applicant may be a trademark, a national enterprise, or a business entity under German industrial law.
Is it necessary to entrust others to register trademarks in Germany? The subject qualification of exclusive right of trademark can only be one. Therefore, the application for registration of a trademark can only be applied in the name of a company or a person with legal personality, not in the name of two companies or two persons. If a trademark really needs to be used jointly by two companies, it can be applied for trademark registration in the name of one company, and then the applicant may license the use of the other company.