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German term or phrase:Geschmacksmusterschutz
English translation:Protection of design patents
Entered by: Astrid Elke Witte
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03:00 Aug 28, 2001
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German term or phrase: Geschmacksmusterschutz
Local time: 16:54
Protection of design patents
A word that occurs in my daily work, with which I am very familiar.
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Local time: 16:54
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5 +2Protection of design patents
Astrid Elke Witte
nadesign protection
Vesna Zivcic
nadesign patent
Hans-Henning Judek



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design patent

This is the british term for Geschmacksmuster. I don't think that you need to translate the "schutz" separately, as the design patent already implies the protection as such.

Depending on the context, you may have to add soemthing like "...is protected by design patent."

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Hans-Henning Judek
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design protection

1. Die aus einem Immaterialgüterrecht - z.B. Urheber-, Patent-, Gebrauchsmuster-, Geschmacksmuster-, Warenzeichenrecht - dem Schöpfer oder Erfinder einer bestimmten neuen Leistung ("Innovation") gewährte Monopolstellung stellt eine wesentliche Antriebskraft für den Fortschritt in allen Wissensgebieten dar. Umgekehrt ist aber auch die Imitation von Produkten ein wichtiger Bestandteil des Wettbewerbs, da erst hierdurch eine angemessene Versorgung der Nachfrager ermöglicht wird. Das geltende Recht erkennt die Notwendigkeit beider Strategien im Wettbewerb an.

The monopoly position granted to the inventor or creator of a new achievement ("Innovation") by the law of copyright or a law of industrial property - for instance patent law, protection of patterns and designs act, trademark act - is an essential impulse for progress in any field of knowledge. On the other hand imitations are an important component of competition, too, as only in this way a suitable supply for the inquirers is made possible.

2. Hypertext MPEP: 201.14(b) Right of Priority, Papers Required
... German applicants can only obtain design protection by filing papers or an ... Office and results in a "Geschmacksmuster" which is effective throughout ...

    www.jura.uni-muenchen.de/sieber/article/iusinformationis/ ius_informationis_02.htm
Vesna Zivcic
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Protection of design patents

A word that occurs in my daily work, with which I am very familiar.

Astrid Elke Witte
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