Patent Filing Services in Germany
Country :- Germany | Capital :- Berlin
Patent Office
Zweibrückenstrasse 12 80331 Munich
Trademark Office
Zweibrückenstrasse 12 80331 Munich
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Germany
Filing Deadline
Filing Extension Available
Filing Language
Form Requirement
Mode of Filing
31 Months
Yes
German ( French / English )
YES / POA
Digital/Paper

Country :- Germany | Capital :- Berlin

Patent Office
Government Complex-Daejeon Bldg.4 189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 35208
Trademark Office
Government Complex-Daejeon Bldg.4 189 Cheongsa-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon, 35208
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Germany
Filing Deadline
Filing Extension Available
Filing Language
Form Requirement
Mode of Filing
31 Months
Yes
German ( French / English )
Yes / POA
Digital/Paper
Fees for Patent Activities in Germany
Type of Fee
Application fee for electronic filing (including ten patent claims)
for each further claim the fee is increased by
Application fee for paper-based filing (including ten patent claims
-for each further claim the fee is increased by
Fee for search request
Examination fee after a search request has been filed
Examination fee without previous search request
Amount
47.13
23.57
70.70
35.35
353.48
176.74
412.39
Fact Sheet - PCT National Phase Germany
Service
Official production of the priority document (separate invoice will be issued) Payment indicating the national file number
Amount
23.57

* All the fees mentioned here is in US Dollars

PCT fees - Entry into the national phase under at the DPMA
Type of Fee
Filing fee for an application including up to ten patent claims (Fee number 311 150)
Filing fee for an application including more than ten patent claims
For the eleventh and each further claim the fee is increased by (Fee number 311 160)
Fee for examination request if an international search report has been established (Fee number 311 300)
Fee for examination request if no international search report has been established (Fee number 311 400)
Examination fee without previous search request
Amount
70.66
70.66
35.33
176.65
412.18
412.39
PCT fees - Entry into the national phase under at the DPMA
Type of Fee
Annual fee for the 3rd patent year
Annual fee for the 4th patent year
Annual fee for the 5th patent year
Annual fee for the 6th patent year
Annual fee for the 7th to the 20th patent year
Opposition proceedings
Amount
82.48
82.48
106.04
153.17
235.65

* These fees are subject to change as per the discretion of the patent offices. Get in touch with us to know the exact fee.

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Q1. Term required for filing a patent application in German?
The term of filing a patent application in Germany claiming priority is 12 months from the priority date.
Filing requirements in Germany
The official language of the German patent application is German. The certified German translation of an application filed in English or French may be provided within 12 months from filing the application or within 15 months from the earliest priority date, if any. If the application is filed in any other foreign language, the certified German translation should be provided within three months from filing. The following documents are required for successful filing of a new patent application: a request for the grant of a patent, and specification, i.e. description of the invention, claims, drawings, if any, and abstract. To confirm the priority right, the applicant must submit a сopy of Priority Document within 16 months from the earliest priority date. Certification or legalization is not required. If the priority document is not filed in English, French, Italian or Spanish, a German translation shall be filed subsequently within a month from submitting thereof. German translation of priority document filed in English, French, Italian or Spanish shall be subsequently furnished only upon invitation by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office. The translation should be certified by a lawyer or a patent attorney or be done by an officially authorized translator. The POA should be submitted only in case the representative is not a German Patent Attorney. The legalization or notarization of the POA is not required. The applicant must designate the inventor(s) and confirm that to his knowledge no other person has contributed to the invention. If the applicant of a German patent application is other than the inventor, or, not the sole inventor, the applicant must state how the right to the invention has been acquired. This document must be submitted within 15 months from the filing date; however, the naming of the inventor should preferably be filed together with the patent application.
Q2. What is the Duration of Patents in German?
The German patent has a term of 20 years.
Q3. What are the Filing requirements in Zimbabwe?
Filing your patent application with the German Patent and Trademark Office secures your priority date – but it does not begin the official examination required to grant the patent. In Germany, you must file a request for examination and pay the EUR 350 examination fee to begin this process.
Q4. How to examine a German Patent Application?
Patent applications in Germany undergo formal and substantive examinations. The request to conduct a substantive examination must be filed within seven years from filing the German patent application.
Q5. What are the Grant, validity term and maintenance fees of German Patents?
The official grant fee is not stipulated. Patents in Germany are in force for twenty years from the filing date. Annual fees are due each year starting from the 3rd one and should be paid before the expiry of the last day of the month in which the anniversary of the filing date occurs. If the fee is not paid before the expiry of the second month from the due date, it may be paid together with a surcharge of EUR 50 before the expiry of the sixth month from the due date.
Q6. I have an invention. How can I find out if something similar already exists and has been patented?
One way of checking whether or not your product or idea has already been invented and patented by somebody else is to consult the EPO's free search service Espacenet. The database contains more than 110 million patent documents - most of them patent applications rather than granted patents - from around the world.
Q7. How can I find out if a particular patent or patent application is still valid?
Legal status information (i.e. where and whether a patent is valid) for European and Euro-PCT applications is available via the EPO's free online European Patent Register, where you can also access the publicly available parts of the application file, including the grant stage (and including any opposition/appeal procedures). Once they have been granted, European patents revert to the national patent offices of the designated states. You should therefore contact the relevant office for any post-grant legal status information you require. Legal status information can also be accessed via the "INPADOC Legal Status" tab in Espacenet. This information is based on data the EPO receives from the national patent offices. For more information you can also contact the EPO direct at patentdata@epo.org.
Q8. How long does a granted patent stay valid?
The maximum term of a European patent is 20 years from its filing date. The patent may lapse earlier if the annual renewal fees are not paid or if the patent is revoked by the patentee or after opposition proceedings. In certain cases (medical or plant protection product patents) it is possible to extend the period of protection.
Q9. How long does the grant procedure take?
The European patent grant procedure takes about three to five years from the date your application is filed. It is made up of two main stages. The first comprises a formalities examination, the preparation of the search report and the preliminary opinion on whether the claimed invention and the application meet the requirements of the EPC. The second involves substantive examination.
Q10. How much is the filing fee if the number of claims changes before or upon entry into the national phase?
The filing fee is calculated on the basis of the number of claims originally filed at the foreign receiving office, since the filing fee is due upon filing the international application at the foreign receiving office. If the number of claims is reduced before or upon entry into the national phase before the DPMA in comparison to the original claims, this does not affect the amount of the filing fee. The fee payable will not be reduced. If the number of claims rises, the filing fee is calculated on the basis of the number of changed claims, provided these are intended to be taken into account in the further procedure.
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