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04:40 Jan 8, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: in Angriff nehmen
Die Sicherung der Schutzrechte wurde in Angriff genommen.
Does this imply that the company has applied for patent rights and that the application process is still underway or that the patent rights have already been secured?
Julie Neill
Spain
Local time: 22:50
English translation:initiated / launched / started the [patent] application process / process of applying for ...
Explanation:
Just a few more suggestions...

All it says is that the company started [launched/initiated/began] the patent application process.
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Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 13:50
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Summary of answers provided
nainitiated / launched / started the [patent] application process / process of applying for ...Ulrike Lieder
naThe company set about protecting the patent rights.
Vesna Zivcic
nato set about ....ing
Mats Wiman
nataken upJohn Schweinsberg
nayes, the company has applied for patent rights
Sabine Trautewein


  

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16 mins
yes, the company has applied for patent rights


Explanation:
"in Angriff nehmen" is tackle, but here, I'd translate it the way you did, i.e., it has applied for the patent rights. [but the rights are not yet secured]


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Sabine Trautewein
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19 mins
taken up


Explanation:
"In Angriff nehmen" means that the matter will be taken up (tackled, tended to, attacked, etc.) Thus the application process is still underway (if it has started at all)


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John Schweinsberg
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19 mins
to set about ....ing


Explanation:
We/The company set about securing...


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Mats Wiman
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1 hr
The company set about protecting the patent rights.


Explanation:
The company started the process of applying for the patent rights and it will take some time for this procedure to be completed.

Vesna Zivcic
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3 hrs
initiated / launched / started the [patent] application process / process of applying for ...


Explanation:
Just a few more suggestions...

All it says is that the company started [launched/initiated/began] the patent application process.

Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 13:50
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