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140 years of the patent office in Germany

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2017, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office looked back at its history, which began in Berlin, 140 years ago: In 1877, the Imperial Patent Office was founded there, the first nation-wide institution for industrial property protection in Germany.

Throughout the jubilee year, we provided monthly insights into the history of the office:

Join us on an exciting journey through time!


Do you want to submerge yourself into the history of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and know what sources we have used?
Then, we recommend that you read our bibliographic references (in German).

Picture: DPMA

Last updated: 23/02/18 

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