By decision of 15 September 2014, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) issued the authorisation to operate as a collecting society to Gesellschaft zur Wahrnehmung von Veranstalterrechten mbH (GWVR). Sole shareholder of GWVR is Bundesverband der Veranstaltungswirtschaft e.V. (bdv), an association which represents the events industry in Germany.
Necessary maintenance works will be carried out in the computer centre of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) from Friday, 19 September 2014, 18:00 CEST to Sunday, 21 September 2014, 24:00 CEST. All web services of the DPMA (DEPATISnet, DPMAregister, website, etc.) will be unavailable during that period. Electronic applications via DPMAdirekt will be possible until Friday, 19 September 2014, 20:00 CEST. However, German patent applications reaching us through the European Patent Office (epoline) will be accepted. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
On 30 and 31 August, the Federal Government invited the public to its 16th Open Day. Not only the Federal Chancellery and the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government opened their doors to visitors but also all 14 Federal Ministries. As higher federal authority, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) had its own information stand at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), which attracted many visitors and also offered an entertainment programme for children.
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