A title protection is possible for films, books, newspapers, magazines, audio
transmissions, TV, sound carriers, games, software etc. with the publication of the work.
The demands for the distinctiveness strength of work titles are lower than to
the marking strength of trademarks because the operational origin is not important like in the case of the trademarks. Rather the title shall look as an designating for an individual work by the
A premature protection still before publication of the work can be
carried out by making an announcement in an corresponding paper, e.g. a book title in the paper "Börsenblatt" of the "Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels" or in the paper
"Titelschutz-Anzeiger", so that the work gets legal security concerning the title of the work already during the planning phase. It is also important to publish the work within a term of 5
to 6 months after the title protection announcement. Otherwise the title protection ends and becomes free again.
The title protection ends with the abandonment of the use of the work.