how to protect your brands effectively from faking and copying!
Registering a German trade mark is very cheap (from 300 Euros). It will be the lowest but most important post in your cost plan.
You pay a basic registration fee of 300 € including three classes and 100 € for additional classes.
A European trade-mark that provides protection all over the EC member-states is available for a fee of not more than 900 Euros, (see HABM-presentation below)!
A trade mark can be a letter, number, word, phrase, sound, smell, shape, logo, picture, aspect of packaging or any combination of these.
A registered trade mark gives you the exclusive legal right to use, license or sell your goods or services in Germany.
It distinguishes your goods and services from others in the marketplace.
Anyone who claims to be the owner of a trade mark can apply for registration of that trademark. The registration period is initially for 10 years and continues indefinitely as long as the renewal fees are paid every ten years.
Remember that registration of a business name does not in itself give you any proprietary rights – only a trade mark can give you that kind of protection. Ensure you have exclusive use of your name now and in the future throughout Germany.
The risk caused by a missing or unefficient protection of your symbols and ideas can be existential. Criminal faking of goods can affect every company todas. The European trade-mark office has collected all data in an impressive presentation:
We are looking forward to your questions and demands: