The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has seen a constant increase in patent applications: for 2015, applications figures are expected to rise again. Likewise, an increase in trade mark applications is expected in 2015. The business situation is based on preliminary projections of the DPMA that were made public on occasion of the opening of the international trade fair iENA (Ideas - Inventions - New Products) in Nuremberg.
In the period from 28 to 30 December 2015, the data centre of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) will be renovated. In this period, e-filing and search services might be interrupted. Please note that we cannot ensure the performance of the services in that period. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office looks back at fifty years of experience in government supervision of collecting societies. On this occasion, an international symposium on the future of supervision of collecting societies took place at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV) and the German Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (GRUR).
Luiz Otávio Pimentel, President of the Brazilian National Institute Of Industrial Property (INPI Brasil), and the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, have signed a Joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to to continue their successful cooperation.
The nominees of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2015 - the Federal President's Award for Innovation in Science and Technology - were revealed at the Deutsches Museum in Munich today. One of the three nominated teams, Infineon Technologies AG in Neubiberg, was proposed by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for their innovation project "New radar technology for cars: a life-saver goes into production".
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