European Patent | International Property Rights

The filing of a patent can be lodged for member states of the European Patent Organisation. The subject of the application is verified for novelty and inventive step. Independent national patents result from the issued European patent. The maximum validity period is 20 years.

International Patent Application (PCT) | International Property Rights

Non-EU countries can also be covered by an international patent application. The investigation procedures for novelty, inventive step and non-obviousness are carried out by the national and regional patent offices.

Community Trade Mark for the European Union | International Property Rights

The trade mark application automatically includes all countries in the European Union. Registration is valid for ten years and can often be discretionally extended by a further 10 years.

Internationally Registered Trademarks | International Property Rights

The international trademarks are centrally lodged on the basis of a national, domestic registration. With the international trademarks, countries can be covered according to the Madrid System. Subsequent extensions of protection are possible at any time. Registration is valid for ten years and can often be discretionally extended by a further 10 years.

Community Design for the European Union | International Property Rights

The registered design application automatically covers all EU countries. The maximum validity period is 25 years.

Internationally Registered Design Patent | International Property Rights

The international design patent application is lodged on the basis of a national, domestic registration and can apply to some or all member states belonging to the Madrid System, including non-EU states. The maximum validity period is 25 years.