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Opening hours of the service sections of the DPMA

Coronavirus: Information centres and research rooms closed to visitors

Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Information centres and search rooms of the DPMA will remain closed until further notice. There will be no on-site consultations and no Initital Inventor Consultations. This measure is necessary to prevent a possible spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) at the DPMA and to reduce the risk of exposure of staff and visitors. We ask for your understanding.  
The customer service staff can still be reached by telephone and e-mail at:  
Area of service   Phone  E-Mail  
Central Customer Care and Services   089 2195-1000 
Hotline for Database Users   089 2195-3435 

Public holidays

The DPMA is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The following table provides an overview of public holidays for the current year.

The following applies to the observance of time limits for submitting documents and for procedural acts: if the last day of a period falls on a Sunday or a holiday, the period shall end on the next working day (Section 193 of the Civil Code). The list of holidays also shows you whether a specific public holiday is observed at the location of the respective DPMA office in Munich, Berlin or Jena.

Public holiday Date Munich Jena Berlin
New year´s day Jan 01, 2021 x x x
Epiphany Jan 06, 2021 x    
International Women's Day March 8, 2021     x
Good Friday Apr 02, 2021 x x x
Easter Monday Apr 05, 2021 x x x
First of May (Labour Day) May 01, 2021 x x x
Ascension Day May 13, 2021 x x x
Whit Monday May 24, 2021 x x x
Corpus Christi June 03, 2021 x    
Assumption Day Aug 15, 2021 x    
German Unity Day Oct 03, 2021 x x x
Reformation Day Oct 31, 2021   x  
All Saints´ Day Nov 01, 2021 x    
Christmas Day Dec 25, 2021 x x x
Boxing day (St. Stephen´s Day) Dec 26, 2021 x x x

Last updated: 5 January 2021 


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