While copyright law must guarantee that the individual intellectual creation of a copyright holder cannot be used by another without the holder’s consent (regardless of whether it is used for commercial purposes or not), trademark protection does not require an act of intellectual creation but solely the entry of the trademark into the register by the relevant trademark office for specific goods or services. As with the Jack Wolfskin pawprint, trademarks can also be registered for symbols for which there can be no copyright protection as a result of a lack of sufficient originality. In this way, a pawprint cannot be seen as having been invented by anyone, but can still be registered as a brand and protected for specific product and service areas.