In the light of increasing globalization, trademark and design laws have become increasingly important. The number of trademark registration has constantly increased over the last few years.
While the number of registrations before the German Patent and Trademark Office has recently been slightly declining, the number of registration of EU-Trademarks has been significantly increased. In 2014 the German Patent and Trademark Office registered almost 114.468 EU-trademarks. Through EU trademark and EU design law, trademarks and designs can be protected throughout the European Union.