Changes of the register and renewals of intellectual property (IP) rights

For applied for or registered intellectual property rights such as trademarks, designs, patents and utility models, it is sometimes necessary to enter updates, modifications, changes and/or amendments in the register of the Patent- and Trademark Offices (e.g. name changes / change of name, address changes / change of address or ownership changes / change in ownership / change of ownership information) in case they take part.

In addition to the takeover of representations as well as the execution of register changes for intellectual property rights (IP rights), we also offer the renewal of intellectual property rights or the payment of renewal fees / maintenance fees (payment of annuities) for trademark rights, design rights, patent rights as well as utility model rights in various jurisdictions for flat fee prices.

In this context, we can assist you with the following services:

Register changes of intellectual property rights (address, ownership, name, etc.)

Change of register information for trademarks, designs, patents and utility models in Germany, Europe etc. at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO / DPMA) in Munich, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante, the European Patent Office (EPO / EPA) in Munich and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva:

Change of name (name change) and/or address (change of address) for intellectual property rights

(including taking over of representation at the Patent and Trademark Office)

Change in ownership / change of ownership (owner change)

(including takeover of representation at the Patent and Trademark Office, if necessary, preparation of assignment, Power of Attorney – POA and of necessary forms)

Taking over of representation of pending applications (assumption of representation) (e.g. of designs and trademarks in Germany, Switzerland and on a European Union level as well as of patents and utility models)

e.g. in the context of a trademark registration at Amazon (enroll a trademark into the “Amazon Brand Registry”) or in case of objections or problems with third parties (e.g. in case of a provisional refusal of a German trademark, EU trademark / Union trademark, international trademark or an objection due to absolute grounds of refusal or an opposition of a third party) (trademark agent and legal representation of trademarks in Germany, Switzerland and on a European Union level)

Renewals of intellectual property rights (IP rights) or payment of annuities (annual fee payments / maintenance)

Renewal of protection of industrial property rights like trademarks, designs, patents and utility models and payment of official fees at the German Patent and Trademark Office (GPTO / DPMA) in Munich for IP rights in Germany, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante for trademarks and designs on a EU level, the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich for patents in Europe and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva for IP rights in various countries:

Trademark renewal

Payment of annuities of a German trademark, renewal of a European Union trademark (“EU trademark”), renewal of an international trademark, etc.

 

Design renewal

Payment of annuities of a German design, Community design renewal (“EU design renewal”), international design renewal, etc.

 

Patent renewal

Payment of annuities (maintenance fees) of a German patent or patent application, renewal of a European patent (EP patent / “EU patent”) or EP patent application as well as annuity payments for patents in other countries

 

Utility model renewal

Payment of annuities of a German utility model at the GPTO or renewal of an Austrian utility model (maintenance fees), etc.

 

The above-mentioned services of our German Patent Attorney’s Office and IP Law Firm with European Patent, Trademark and Design Attorney and Certified IP Lawyer (IP agent) include the preparation of the necessary documents (e.g. official forms), implementation of the IP right in our office system, as well as the correspondence with you and (if applicable) with the Patent and Trademark Office, reminders on relevant deadlines, and (if applicable) forwarding of important communications from the Office or third parties in connection with the intellectual property right, for example, in the case of renewal of IP rights.