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Duration of procedure

The duration of the procedure depends on the individual case. Applications that are seemingly straightforward are examined within six working days and registered after payment of the fees (Early trade mark examination (pdf) respectively the chart (pdf)). All other applications are examined generally within a maximum of three months after payment of the filing fee and are then afterwards registered or objected to.


It is possible to request an expedited processing (“Express”) when you apply. This guarantees you that your application will be processed (or the objections sent) within one month and the remaining steps taken within two months each. The expedited examination costs extra.