Can the design be announced before the registration (period of grace)?

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Can the design be announced before the registration (period of grace)?

In Germany, before the releasing of an invention, a legal registration is fundamental. For design patents (as for utility models), there is a so-called Period of grace of 12 months that consent a little bit of time before the actual entry into force. Under certain conditions, however, publications before the registration may be allowed.

2017-01-16T11:51:27+00:00January 16th, 2017|