It is the opportunity for representatives from industry and specialised associations as well as patent attorneys and lawyers to learn about the current services and the newest developments at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA). About 200 users of the different DPMA services met today for this year's DPMAnutzerforum. The user meeting's programme included experience gained with the new IT system of the electronic case file in the field of trade marks, DPMAmarken, as well as technical trends. Another central topic, which was given much space particularly in the discussions, was the European patent with unitary effect, commonly referred to as "unitary patent".
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.
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