Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (German Patent and Trade Mark Office)
Zweibrückenstr. 12, Germany
Phone: +49 89 2195-1000
Fax: +49 89 2195-2221
VAT ID number: DE 811 208 709
The DPMA is a higher Federal authority acting through its President.
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Last updated: 22 June 2023