Germany (DE)

As Office of a Designated Contracting Party

Request for extension of protection

The Office does not republish notifications of international registration, subsequent designation or renewal received from the International Bureau.

Examination Procedure

Formal and absolute grounds only.

Opposition Procedure

Three months commencing on the first day of the month following publication in the WIPO Gazette (non-extendable).

Time Limit for Responding to Provisional Refusal

Four months from the date of notification by WIPO, exclusively through a European representative (extendable).

Administrative and judicial remedies in case of refusal issued by the Office

The German law provides for an administrative remedy (objection) and a judicial remedy (appeal) both to be filed with the Office within one month after the decision.

Last updated on: January 14, 2016