German Utility Model Patent Filings
Germany offers a utility model patent (or petty patent) with protection that lasts 10 years (as compared to the 20 year term for regular patents). These utility model patents can be effective forms of protection for industries where a 10-year patent term is sufficient. Utility model patents offer the same protection as regular patents and can be taken to grant without search and examination. This allows grant to be obtained in Germany in months (rather than years as with regular patents). We offer an unparalleled package from filing to grant of German utility model patents for a low-cost flat fee. If you would like further information on our German utility model filing-to-grant service, please contact us here.