Investors from outside the EU or EFTA territory acquiring a German company and planning on exploiting the target’s IP rights outside of this geographical area need to evaluate possible barriers imposed by German law beforehand to avoid being faced with restrictions or unexpected costs due to ramifications resulting from the application of the Foreign Trade and Payment Ordinance, the German Act on Employee Inventions and limitations relating to publicly funded research projects.

Please see our latest contribution to this topic being part of the CC IP newsletter of June 2020, PDF available here.