Business Management

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Master list: Business Management

The Business Management section of the blog aims to help you operate your business in Germany as a savvy entrepreneur. As you can probably tell a work in progress but if there’s something you want to learn about, drop us a line on info@firma.de ! Assessing company names: Is my company name still available? How can …

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Assessing company names: Is my company name still available?

A great company name is worth more than most people think. The financial value becomes especially apparent when customers begin to confuse one company for another. To avoid such situations, you should carefully assess your desired company name before forming your company. firma.de has put together an overview of what to keep in mind when …

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How can I protect my company’s name in Germany?

How can I protect a name for a company? The most reliable method is to register the company name as a trademark. For trademark protection in Germany, a trademark application at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt) is required. International or European trademarks must be protected at the Office of …

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Trade Insurance Institutions (Berufsgenossenschaften): Index of Competencies

What services do trade insurance institutions (Berufsgenossenschaften) offer, and which ones should I register with? firma.de has indexed every trade insurance institution for you, including their contact information and areas of responsibility. You’ll also find information on the benefits offered by the social accident insurers and how they are organised.

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