The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot and thus extended its PPH network. As of now, it is possible to accelerate processing of patent applications through the exchange and mutual use of work products also for the DPMA's partner offices in Australia, Denmark, Russia, Hungary, Spain, Sweden, Portugal, Estonia, Israel, Norway and Iceland as well as the Nordic Patent Institute.
On occasion of the introduction of capital controls in Greece the German Patent and Trade Mark Office provides the following information. The German Patent and Trade Mark Office will take the current situation in Greece into consideration with regard to conducting IP procedures, to the extent permitted by law.
The Guidelines for the Classification of Patent and Utility Model Applications (Classification Guidelines) have been revised and adjusted to the amendments by the Act Revising Certain Provisions of Patent Law and Other Acts in the Field of Industrial Property Protection.
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