Intellectual Property in Germany
- National Organizations
- The organization responsible for the protection of intellectual property in Germany is the Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA).
- Regional Organizations
For the protection of patents: The European Patent Office.
Governing trade marks, designs and models: The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.
- International Membership
Member of the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
Signatory to the Paris Convention For the Protection of Intellectual Property
Membership to the TRIPS agreement - Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)
National Regulation and International Agreements
|Type of property and law||Validity||International Agreements Signed|
PatAnwO (Patent Anwalts Ordnung)
|Initial 3 year period of validity
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Strasbourg agreement Concerning the International Patent Classification
|10 year period of validity||
Trademark Law Treaty
Nice Agreement Concerning the International Classification of Goods and Services for the Purposes of the Registration of Marks
Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks
|70 years after the death of the author.||
Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms Against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms
Rome ConventionFor the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations
WIPO Copyright Treaty
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