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European Unitary Patent

starting 1st June 2023

Start of a new patent system in Europe

Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

The Unitary Patent offers simultaneous protection in currently 17 (later up to 25) participating countries of the European Union (including Germany, France and Italy). The Unified Patent Court will combine the current competences of many national courts in patent matters.

Design Protection in China

Effective protection against plagiarism

International Registration of Industrial Designs

Hague Agreement and Hague System

From May 5, 2022, international design registrations are possible for the People's Republic of China. With the International Design Registration you can now reach all major economies, e. g. Europe, USA, China, Japan, etc., with a single central design application.

Trademark, Design, Patent

IP vouchers for small and medium-sized companies

EU funding program

Ideas Powered for Business SME - SME fund

As part of the SME fund, the European Union reimburses official fees for intellectual property rights:
· 75% reimbursement of trade mark and design fees at national, regional and EU level
· 50% reimbursement of trade mark and design fees outside the EU
· 75% reimbursement of patent fees at national and european level

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