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Rights & Obligations

Right & obligations for startups
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Company law and insurance for young companies

By starting up a business in Germany, founders are subjected to certain rights and obligations. In addition to the legal form and the tax-related issues, there are other legal requirements, e.g. with regard to the company name or the notice and information requirements for online merchants.

There are a number of legal provisions to be observed also when it comes to dealing with clients and suppliers, using data, concluding lease agreements or insurance policies.

Insurance for founders
Overview and information about available insurances to protect founders against business but also personal risks
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce (in german)

Information on insurances for entrepreneurs to minimise business risks
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Duties and penalties
Overview of business duties with focus on accounting, special rules for German corporations, financial statements, auditing, publishing and penalties in Germany
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

German sales law
A concise overview of the German sales law
Hamburg Chamber of Commerce

Beginner’s search in DPMA register
Allows carrying out an easy basic search of already existing brands
German Patent and Trade Mark Office

Consulting & Coaching

hei. coaching programme "Insurances" & "Law“ – Calender of events
Various seminars relevant for enterpreneurs. Participants can receive a subsidy of up to 500 Euors. The events are usually held in German.
hei. calender of events

Last accessed: Feb 2024