Patent Protection outside Germany

Patents are only valid in the country for which they have been granted (principle of territoriality). Patents granted by the DPMA have effect in the Federal Republic of Germany. You have a choice of several routes for obtaining patent protection of your invention in other countries. If you wish to obtain protection for your invention […]

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German patent application fees

Overview of fees Type of Fee Euro Application fee for online filing (including 10 patent claims) EUR 40 – extra fee for each additional claim EUR 20 Application fee for paper filing (including 10 patent claims) EUR 60 – extra fee for each additional claim EUR 30 Fee for search request EUR 300 Examination fee […]

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Applying for a patent in Germany

Request for the grant of a patent Please bear in mind that the patent system is a very complex field of law. It may be advisable to retain the services of a patent attorney for preparing and filing a patent application. If you are not residing in Germany, you are legally required to be represented […]

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