To our German visitors, willkommen! While our blog is still in English, we did launch a German language version of our website yesterday.
Germany is an important market for inovia. With 18,788 PCT applications filed in 2011, Germany is the third largest filer in the world behind the U.S. (48,861 applications) and Japan (38,874).
Wolfgang Danner, head of our Munich office, said, “providing a translation of the existing inovia website tailored for the German market will go a long way in helping effectively communicate the value inovia brings to both the local and global legal community. Behind the United States and Japan, Germany ranked third in the world for PCT filings, making it an important and strategic market for offering a global instruction platform to help offset the time and expense required for foreign patent filing.”
Click here to read the full press release on the announcement.
A few pages on the site, including our resources page, remain in English as we prep translations of these materials. Phase II of the German site will launch later on this summer and will include translations of many of our reference materials, including our popular PCT and European validation e-kits.
We plan to roll out other native-language versions of our website in the next year. If you’re a frequent visitor of www.inovia.com and would like to see the site translated into your native language, please let us know in the comments section below!