Patent Information Centre


Designs call for creativity and occasionally playful nonchalance. To legally protect the results of such work one can call on the support of a. The name of this protective right is rather confusing because in Patent Information Centre Germany it is known as “Geschmacksmuster” (lit. taste patent) – oriented to the aesthetic taste of a product.

As partner of the “German Patent and Trademark Department” experts are available in Darmstadt for support in design research and advice on registering with the Department. This contact point has existed since 1877 and meanwhile there are 22 Patent Information Centres Germany-wide.

The search for products of other designers is also possible in the databanks.