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Trademark types

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According to § 3 MarkenG, the following in particular can be protected as a trademark in Germany:

  • words including personal names,
  • images,
  • letters (= alphabetic characters),
  • numbers,
  • sound trademarks,
  • three-dimensional designs, including the shape of a product or its packaging, and
  • other presentations including colors and color combinations.

Since the list in § 3 MarkenG is not exhaustive, other types may also be considered, including in particular

  • olfactory marks,
  • taste marks,
  • haptic marks (tactile marks),

You can find more about this on the German site.