You just bear up. Let someone else bear the risk.


Nothing ventured, nothing gained—or so they say. Even the most brilliant attorney will be unable to guarantee success of his or her tactics. It takes more than a little naïveté to neglect the expense risk induced by any application for protection. That said, financial exposure should never stop you from exercising your rights—or getting them certified in the first place. If you feel the latter may apply to you, we may consider a contingency fee agreement. This way, final rejection of your patent or trademark application, as it may happen, will not leave you with a stack of invoices to be settled. At your preference, mzb.de may assess the prospects of an envisaged strategy to help you choose the compensation model that suits you best. Two non-binding examples:

Mandate

Specification of services

Contingency fee

Patent package

Draft and file patent application

Initiate examination proceedings and respond to any office action until allowance or rejection of application

20000 € upon grant of patent

Trademark package

Draft and file trademark application

Respond to any office action until allowance or rejection of application

2000 € upon registration of trademark

 

Contents: Compensation

  1. Policy
  2. Flat fee
  3. Performance-based fee

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