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German trademark application

German trademark application
Trademark protection object

Text, letters, numbers, graphics, stereo, stereo and so on.
How to apply for a registered trademark

First, to be submitted to apply for a registered trademark file

1, trademark sample examples, including the specified product or service;
2, registered trademark design; (10X10CM)
3, apply for registered trademark fees;

Second, the trademark registration application procedures

After receiving the application for a registered trademark, the Patent Office shall first issue an application number and determine the date of application (the date of receipt of the application by the Patent Office), and immediately send a notice of acceptance to the applicant or agent. After that, the Patent Office will no longer send a notice on the receipt of the letter. After confirming the number and payment class, the formal requirements for compliance with the application will be reviewed. If not meet the requirements, will inform the applicant to correct. If the correction is made within the prescribed time limit, the application will continue and otherwise the application will be rejected. If the application has the following defects, the date of the application will be the date of application: the lack of information on the identity of the applicant; no trademark design; no designated goods or services. If there is no absolute reason to reject, the trademark will be registered. If there is an absolute reason, the applicant will receive a notice and have the opportunity to present the opinion in the time specified by the Patent Office. Taking into account the views of the applicant, if the Patent Office that still need to maintain the rejection. Will be determined by a higher level of examiners to register. If the registration is finally rejected, the applicant may first object to OBJECTION EXAMINER, against the invalid, you can appeal to the federal patent court. Proposed opposition, no additional charges. If the Patent Office does not respond to the objection within six months, the applicant may file a request for a ruling, and if the request has not been made after two, the applicant may appeal directly. If there is no absolute reason for the application, the mark will be registered and announced. It must be noted that, after registration, the trademark is only temporary rights, there may be based on the rights of the earlier objection.

Trademark registration objection

After the registration of the trademark registration, the prior rights holder may raise an objection within three months. Disagreement made in duplicate. If the objection is established, the registration will be revoked. If there is no objection in the three months, the trademark is officially registered, and only cancel the cancellation process to revoke the trademark.

Trademark registration protection

The German mark is valid for 10 years from the date of application to the last day of the month on which the application is made. After each ten years of renewal. Renewal must be made on the last day of the protection period. If the fee is not paid on that date, the Patent Office will inform the registrant that its trademark will be revoked. Within six months after the date of this notice, the registrant can still make a renewal, but must pay a fee.

Trademark registration

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