Five reasons for setting up a business in Germany

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A good home for your ideas

As an entrepreneur in Germany, you can expect a stable political and economic environment for your ideas. And what’s more: three pieces of legislation will protect you from having your ideas stolen.


Inventions, company logos and concepts: your intellectual property is protected in Germany. Copyright, patent law and trademark law are designed to safeguard what is probably your most valuable asset.
Economic policy has also been focusing on protecting excellent ideas: Competition law, for example, ensures that your competitors cannot make false claims about your products in order to attract customers for themselves.

Germany not only safeguards the freedom of competition, but also the freedom of its citizens. The basis for this is the free democratic basic order: the people elect their representatives, and the separation of powers prevents abuse of power.

All of this is why the German economy is so stable: between 2007 and 2011, the number of Mittelstand employees increased by about 2.5 million – despite the economic crisis.