Procedures Applying when this Contracting Party is Designated
The Office does not republish the international registration.
The Office carries out examination on substantive grounds, other than novelty, on issues such as the definition of a 'design', public order and morality, and the protection of State emblems.
|Time Limit for Responding to Refusal||
Four months from the date of notification of refusal sent by the International Bureau (non-extendable).
|Effect as Grant of Protection||
The international registration has the effect as a grant of protection as from the international registration date.
The creator of the industrial design must be a natural person.
|Representation before the Office||
Holders of an international registration having neither residence, principal place of business or an establishment in Germany can only take part in IP proceedings before the Office if they are represented by a lawyer or a patent (trade mark) attorney authorised to practice in Germany (Sec. 58(1) Design Act). The Office does not maintain a list of trade mark attorneys, industrial property agents or other intellectual property representatives allowed to practice before the Office.
|Fees payable on division of the international registration||
Last updated on: July 26, 2017