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Info Day for the start-up scene
IP information for people with migrant and refugee backgrounds

Information on industrial property rights is important not only for applicants of innovations, trade marks and designs who were born in Germany. People with migrant and refugee backgrounds also launch start-up businesses in Germany and come up with ideas that need protection. In order to reach this target group, the DPMA Information and Service Centre Berlin together with its partners hosted an information day in Berlin on 22 October 2018.

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Ms Rudloff-Schäffer and Mr Campinos

IT projects in focus
EPO President António Campinos visits DPMA

Following the change of personnel at the head of the European Patent Office (EPO), the presidents of the EPO and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) met for the first time for a working discussion.

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Participants of the symposium

German-Japanese Symposium
United in innovation protection

The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA), Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer, has emphasised the close ties between Japan and Germany in the field of intellectual property. "Both Japan and Germany are at the forefront of technical innovations, especially in the field of automation, digitisation and artificial intelligence", said the DPMA President at the opening of the international symposium "Patent infringement proceedings in Japan and Germany" in Munich. The protection of intellectual property is essential to make this last. Bilateral cooperation with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) thus is particularly important.

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Chinsese delegation in Munich

Meeting of the heads of offices in
DPMA and Chinese partner authority CNIPA expand cooperation

The heads of the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) and DPMA confirmed their plans for further cooperation on Friday (21 September 2018). At the meeting of a high-ranking Chinese delegation with executives of the DPMA in Munich, Commissioner Dr Changyu Shen, Head of CNIPA, and DPMA President Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer emphasised the long-standing good relations between their offices.

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Dr Barley and DPMA staff

Open Day of Bundesregierung (Federal Government)
"DPMA sets standards in quality"

Minister Dr. Katarina Barley visits the DPMA stand at the Bundesregierung's Open Day - Great interest in IP rights and job advertisements of the Patent Office

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DPMA President Rudloff-Schäffer and Minister of Justice Barley

Federal Minister as a welcome guest at the DPMA
Visit of Dr Katarina Barley to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich

On her first visit to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) in Munich on 25 May 2018, Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection Dr Katarina Barley praised the work of the office and its pioneering role in the field of e-government. During the several hours of visit, Dr Katarina Barley took a look at the work of the DPMA.

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Ms Hagl-Kehl and Ms Rudloff-Schäffer

Parliamentary State Secretary visits DPMA
Rita Hagl-Kehl guest at Munich headquarters

On 3 May 2018, Rita Hagl-Kehl, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, visited the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Munich for the first time.

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Girls day poster at DPMA

Girls' Day at DPMA
Vice president as a role model: Christine Moosbauer encourages schoolgirls to take up technical professions

A university auditorium with 900 new students of electrical engineering - exactly four of whom are women. This is what happened in 1975 at the Technical University of Munich, recalls DPMA Vice-President Christine Moosbauer. She must know, because one of those four women was herself.

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All pictures by DPMA unless otherwise stated in article.

Last updated: 22/01/19 

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