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What are the differences between a German utility model and a German patent?

Technical inventions can be protected by both patents and utility models. Please note that technical, chemical and biological processes can be patented but not protected as utility models. Furthermore, the term of protection of utility models is different to that of patents. Utility model protection is initially available for three years. It may be extended [...]

Applying for a utility model in Germany

You can file a utility model application both in paper form and in electronic form with the DPMA. Please use application form G 6003 (Antrag auf Eintragung eines Gebrauchsmusters) for paper filing. The “Information for Utility Model Applicants” leaflet contains details about filling in the form and about the formal requirements of the annexes. You [...]

2018-09-06T16:44:31+00:00September 6th, 2018|German Patent and Trademark Office, utility model|

Patent application in Germany

Protection for your technical inventions Commercially successful ideas are often copied or imitated – from everyday objects to sophisticated high-tech products. You can use patents to protect your technical inventions (innovative products or processes) against unwanted imitation. Patent proprietors gain a territorial monopoly right of use for a limited period. At the same time, patents [...]