German Trademark Registration




Release time:2016-05-12

Germany has a strong sense of "brand protection". Investors who register trademarks in Germany can not only get the protection of the country, but also obtain a broader strategic market for international brands. The trademarks registered by investment enterprises in Germany are mainly electronic products.


1. German Trademark Registration Authority

GPTO is a high-level federal administrative agency under the jurisdiction of the German Federal Ministry of Justice. It is the center for the management of German industrial property rights. In 1949, the former German Imperial Patent Office was renamed the German Patent Office, headquartered in Munich, and subordinate to the Federal Ministry of Justice. After the merger of the two Germans, the work responsibilities of the former German Democratic Republic's Invention and Patent Affairs Office were merged into the German Patent Office. On November 1, 1998, the German Patent Office was officially renamed the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO).


Process and Time of 2. Registration of German Trademarks

Trademark inquiry-trademark inquiry (not required), time 2 working days.

Trademark Application-Application for trademark registration is filed with the German Patent and Trademark Office.


Trademark Acceptance-The Trademark Registry issues an acceptance number to the applicant for about one month.

Trademark review-trademark review time is about 3-6 months.

Trademark registration-a trademark registration certificate is obtained if there is no objection to the trademark announcement or the ruling objection is not established, or the trademark registration is successful. Successful registration is valid for 10 years and can be renewed on time six months before the expiration date.


3. registered German trademark handling information

1) The power of attorney for trademark registration shall be signed or sealed by the principal;

2) Name of the applicant (the applicant is a legal person and needs to provide a copy of the business license with a clear official seal; the applicant is a natural person and needs to provide a copy of the ID card, and overseas people only need to provide a passport);

(3) the address of the applicant;

4) Clear trademark drawings;

5) Goods or services intended to be registered.