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Legal action

due to an infringement of an industrial property right is the last resort to resolve disputes finally.

The administrative appeal against decisions of the patent office takes place before the Federal Patent Court. An appeal against an enactment of the Federal Patent Court or its decision on revocation action against a patent is possible.

For legal action concerning infringements

ordinary courts are having jurisdiction, likewise for interim injunction.

Legal actions vary according to the intellectual property:


against decisions of the trade mark divisions and utility model divisions are to be lodged in writing including statement of grounds within one month after receipt of the decision.

Please note the Legal Notices.