For trademarks, the question of the ownership of the rights under an employment contract is less relevant. The person who registers the trademark - and this is generally a business - is the owner of the trademark rights. There are no specific legal provisions.

However, it is possible that the sign (e.g. logo, slogan or label) used as a trademark is original and designed by an employee or official or on request. In this event, the sign will also be protected by copyright and copyright regulations will apply.

Last update
6 January 2022