Utility model applications are subject to an application fee. Upon registration, the initial term of protection is three years, counted from the date of filing.
Protection can be renewed after three, six and eight years by paying the appropriate maintenance fee.
Please note that the application is deemed to be withdrawn or the IP right expires if the appropriate fee is not paid in due time and in full amount to the DPMA.
For information about current fee amounts and payment options, please refer to the fee section, utility models.
Last updated: 15/08/18