Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked
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Assistance for trademarks and patents

Frequently asked
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Assistance for trademarks and patents

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F.A.Q. TRADEMARKS

1. What characteristics must a trademark have to be registered? 

2. What rights does a registered trademark guarantee? 

3. Can the rights to a trademark expire? 

4. Are unregistered trademarks (so-called “de facto trademark”) nonetheless protected? 

5. What does the assignment of a trademark involve? 

6. What differences exist between assignment and licensing of a trademark? 

F.A.Q. PATENTS

1. What are the requirements for patentability? 

2. Are there inventions that cannot be patented? 

3. What rights does a patent guarantee? 

4. How long does a patent last? 

5. What are the differences between a European and an EC patent?