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Register Your Design in Germany

Protect your product appearance, packaging, ornament, interface or interior with our industrial design registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local design attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

+ govt fees from $66

Protect your product appearance, packaging, ornament, interface or interior with our industrial design registration service. Choose from a wide selection of local design attorneys, benefit from low flat fees, assured quality, and enjoy online monitoring throughout the process

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Design Patent Registration in Germany
From $272 + govt fees from $66
  1. An AI-powered IP assistant that helps you create a detailed assignment within minutes.

  2. Selection of the most suitable local design attorney based on specific criteria.

  3. Drafting of a description, preparation of drawings, and filing of the application done by an attorney.

  4. Online monitoring and reporting on the platform throughout the entire process.

  • More than 800 IP law firms from 150+ countries, ranking and reviews

  • An AI-powered IP assistant that helps create tasks and find relevant attorneys

  • Flat fees, secure and fast online payments with guaranteed results

  • 24/7 access to the registration process and online data storage for all your cases

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is design registration?
Design registration is a legal process that grants exclusive rights to the creator of a new and original design. It provides protection against unauthorized copying or imitation of the visual appearance of a product. Design registration focuses solely on the aesthetic aspects of a product and is not concerned with its functionality.
What are the design types?
There are several types of design, including ornamental designs (decorative or artistic in nature), product designs (the unique visual appearance or shape of a product), packaging designs (the visual design or appearance of product packaging), graphic designs (related to graphical elements), and user interface designs (the visual layout or graphical user interface (UI) elements of software), etc.
How much does it cost?
The expenses associated with Design registration fluctuate based on the specific country and the scope of services required. Usually an offer for design registration is based on the state filing fee, individual design or a group design, variants of design, priority claim, and registration fee. Our exceptional service ensures utmost transparency, offering you a competitive and predetermined fee for each application within every country.
Should I seek patent protection for my design?
If you possess a unique design that you fear might be replicated or counterfeited, it is advisable to pursue a design patent application. By filing for a design patent, you secure a 15-year period of exclusive rights to utilize the design starting from the date of filing. This protection safeguards your design from unauthorized use or imitation by others.
What are the main design registration stages?
There are 4 main stages – Filing the application, Submission of the application to the Patent Office, Registration of the design, and Maintenance (the term of design is 10-25 years depending on the country).
What is the Hague procedure?
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in 96 countries, by filing a single international application. In the same way as with trademarks, you can file applications in other countries within 6 months. The only difference is that you can still register trademarks after this period has expired, but it is no longer possible to register designs in other countries after 6 months have passed.
How to apply for priority?
If you apply for priority (according to the earlier application filed in the country-party to the Paris Convention or the exhibition priority), you are required to submit the certified copies of priority application with translation into the language of the patent office. Priority can be claimed within 6 months from the date of filing of the first application or publication at the international exhibition.
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Design Patent in Germany


When it comes to design, Germany is known for its innovative and unique creations. From sleek cars to modern furniture, German designs are highly sought after all over the world.

Design registration in Germany offers numerous benefits, including legal protection against infringement and the ability to exclusively use and profit from your design. In fact, according to the World Intellectual Property Organization, Germany is one of the top countries for intellectual property (IP) registrations, with over 75,000 design registrations in 2019 alone.

How Can You Protect Your Designs in Germany?

To register a design in Germany, it must meet certain requirements. Firstly, it must be new and have individual character, meaning it must not be identical or similar to any existing designs. Additionally, the design must not be solely functional and must have an aesthetic value. Registration can be done through the German Patent and Trademark Office, with a fee of €60 for up to ten years of protection.

Protecting your designs in Germany not only safeguards your creations but also adds value to your brand. With its strong IP laws and efficient registration process, Germany is a top choice for designers looking to protect their unique creations.

Who Can Help with Design Registration in Germany? 

You can find an attorney for all IP matters, including design registration in Germany, via iPNOTE easily. We offer:

  • A huge database of verified attorneys in Germany and worldwide; 
  • The AI Assistant which helps you create a detailed request to find the most suitable attorney; 
  • The Attorney’s Marketplace with ratings, company information, and reviews from clients; 
  • A guarantee to find an attorney within 48 hours; 

With a well-established system and a high number of design applications being filed each year, it's clear that design registration is crucial for protecting intellectual property in Germany. 

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