HGF’s German attorneys are experts when it comes to advising on German utility models, a national intellectual property right that can be independent of patents.
Utility models protect new, technical inventions within the Federal Republic of Germany. Unlike a patent, utility models are not examined and are an inexpensive intellectual property right that can be processed quickly to obtain swift protection when required.
HGF’s attorneys based in Germany are highly experienced in incorporating utility models into overall IP strategies to form a critical element of protection.
We’ve built our business by recruiting and developing specialists, not generalists. When it comes to protecting your ideas and business, you want to know you’re working with the best – people who truly understand your sector and the potential of your IP.
HGF’s team has utility model professionals from an array of academic and business backgrounds. Our team-based approach ensures our clients benefit from the very best strategic advice from people who understand not only the legal environment but also the practical and of your business.
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