Easy online Trademark Registration in Germany

Experienced trademark lawyers manage to protect your trademark in Germany before German Patent and Trade Mark office (GPTO).

Easy and safe online trademark registration

  1. Search available trademarks for free
  2. Submit your trademark registration request online via our easy online filing form.
  3. Our qualified trade mark attorneys review your request in short time and prepare everything to file your trade mark safely.
  4. GPTO will examine your trademark request. Our trademark lawyers will manage the whole filing process for you.
  5. After registration of your trademark it will be valid for 10 years. You may extend the protection afterwards each 10 yeary. Infinitely.

Experienced trademark lawyers

All applications for the registration of a trademark in European Union (European Union Trade Mark = EUTM) through TMDB.EU are managed by accredited and leading german trademark attorneys at the law firm of BREUER LEHMANN in Munich to best protect your interests.

Trademark Registration in Germany (GPTO) Basic package:

Upfront legal review Classification of goods and services Electronic Filing before the German Patent and Trade Mark office (GPTO) Legal Representation before GPTO Checking and forwarding the registration certificate

249 EUR
+ 850 EUR office fees
Highly recommended: Professional upfront trademark Search in all relevant trademark registries (Conflict Check)
Trade mark searches before filing your trademark are very important, since trademark conflicts are always quite costly. Our upfront trademark search minimizes the risks of infringing earlier trademarks and thus avoids such conflicts. /small>
450 EUR (optional)
Optional: Express 48h service – the earlier you file your trademark the better
Review and filing of your trademark within 48 hrs (Mo-Fr)
100 EUR (optional)
Optional: Trademark Watch and Monitor Service
Including free Attorney consultation, Attorney will discuss options and strategy with you; Register: GPTO, EUIPO and WIPO
249 EUR (optional)
per year
NOTE: All prices mentioned cover up to three classes. Prices do not include legal defenses in case of oppositions or objections. All fees are net fees, indicated in EURO if not otherwise specified. Additional 19% VAT may apply. Additional EUR 50 handling fee for non-European customers may apply (banking transfer costs etc.).

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FAQ – TRADEMARK FILING GERMANY

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO REGISTER A TRADEMARK IN GERMANY?

In general we file your trademark within 3-5 days after your assignment. In „Express“ option we may do so within 48hrs (weekdays). An early filing date is always good, since trademark law has the principle of „first come, first served“. The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA/GPTO) will then check and register you trademark in about 4-6 months. If you opt for an accelerated examination of the application (+200 EUR office fees) registration may take place in about 4-6 weeks. After trademark registration there will be a 3 months period for possible oppositions against the registration of your trademark.

HOW MUCH DOES A EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK REGISTRATION COST?

In Germany we have a multiclass system. So you always pay the basic application fee of 290 EUR including 3 classes (office fees). Additionally there is a class fee for the 4th class and for each additional class of 100 EUR. If you want to accelerate the filing – i.e. registration within 4-6 weeks instead of 4-6 months – you have to pay an additional 200 EUR.

Additionally you have to calculate our trademark lawyers fees for consultation, research and filing the trademark starting as low as 250 EUR. However, since trademark conflicts are easily quite expensive and you should work with you trademark on a safe basis, we always recommend to let us conduct a comprehensive trademark research before filing your german trademark.

I NEITHER LIVE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION NOR DO I HAVE A PLACE OF BUSINESS INSIDE EU. MAY I FILE A EUROPEAN UNION TRADEMARK ANYWAY?

Yes, of course. However, if you do not have a place of business, a real and effective establishment or your domicile in the European Union, you must appoint a representative for all proceedings before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA/GPTO). If you choose to file your trademark in Germany with us our german trademark lawyers will automatically be your representatives before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA/GPTO).

FOR HOW LONG IS A TRADE MARK REGISTERED IN GERMANY?

Trade mark protection becomes effective upon the registration of your trademark in the register. The term of protection starts on the application date and lasts 10 years. It can be renewed by further 10-year periods, by payment of the renewal fee. If you register a trademark with us, you will get automatically informed, when you have to renew your trademark.

IF SOMEONE INFRINGES MY TRADE MARK. CAN YOU SEND HIM OR HER A CEASE AND DESIST LETTER?

Sure. We cooperate in Germany with highly specialized trademark attorneys of BREUER LEHMANN RECHTSANWÄLTE that might examine your case and do everything to protect and defend your trademark against any infringing operations. Just give us a call or send us your case via eMail: info@tmdb.eu.