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Your design application at a glance


Request for Registration

1. What must be contained in a design application?

Our enquiry units in Munich, Jena and Berlin will be happy to answer any question you may have about design applications.

2. How much does a design application cost?

The minimum fee for a design application is 60 euros for online filing (or 70 euros for a paper application).

3. How to file the application?

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You can also file your design application or the patent information centres.

Please note: design applications cannot effectively be filed by fax because filing of the representation by fax cannot be accepted due to the poor quality of the representation.

4. Acceleration of the procedure

We can process your application particularly fast if you

If your application also meets all other requirements for registration, your design will usually be registered within two to four weeks from the receipt of the application fee.

If one or more of the requirements are not met or if there are any open questions on the application, processing will take longer; in that case you should expect a processing time of about seven to eight months from the fee payment. One day after registration, the registered design will be published in the Design Register (DPMAregister).

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