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Assignments and Name and Address Changes of (European) Community Designs


Office (€) Attorney (€)
1st to 5th Community Design (application), for each design 6th and each further Community Design (application) 1st Community Design (application) 2nd and each further Community Design (application)
in a single request
assignment or transfer 200 - 250 175
name and/or address change - 170 -


For registering a name and / or address change, the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) does not require any documents for proving this change. However, kindly let us have a commercial register print out or a translation thereof in the English language proving this change, if at hand. In any case we need to know the new name and / or new address.

For registering a transfer the EUIPO requires production of documents providing evidence of such transfer, e.g. a PDF copy of the original executed assignment.

In case we do not yet represent the (European) Community design (application) kindly note below comment.

Assignment contract samples are available on our homepage.

If you have / your client has already executed an assignment contract and the contract is neither in the English nor German language, please send us an English or German language Google-translation and a copy of the original assignment.


In case we do not yet represent the (European) Community design (application) we need to take over representation when requesting the transfer or name and / or address change. Usually we do not need any written Power of Attorney (PoA).

Time required

In a typical case it takes just two days from requesting the registration of a name and / or address change, and about one week from requesting the registration of a transfer up until we receive a letter of the EUIPO confirming the registration.

The EUIPO neither issues a certificate of registration nor an additional certificate for the new owner.

(No) requirement for registering a transfer, name and / or address change

In case a new owner of the (European) Community design (application) does not register a transfer, the new owner of the (European) Community design (application) may not sue an alleged infringer without requesting the recordal of the transfer. In the forefront of an infringement law suit, there is usually enough time to file this request. So there is little disadvantage if a new owner fails to request to update the register.

This page should not be construed as legal advice.
No responsibility is accepted for the correctness of the official fees. The attorney's fees indicated on this page are minimum charges of the law firm Dr.-Ing. Hellmich which may be raised in urgent cases.
This page does not constitute an offer but rather "invitatio ad offerendum" (invitation to make an offer).