Notice of 1 April 2019

on the international registration of marks

From 1 April 2019, it will be possible to file applications for international registration of trade marks also electronically and without signature at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).

With such an application, trade mark proprietors can also apply for protection of their trade mark in other countries – on the basis of a German trade mark or trade mark application – via the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Applications can only be filed via the DPMA. Further information on international registration of marks is available on our website Trade Mark Protection Abroad.

For the application for international registration of a registered trade mark or a trade mark application, please use the WIPO form (MM2). As from now, you can fill in this form online, save it in PDF/A format and send it electronically to the DPMA via our DPMAdirekt service.

In addition, you can now also submit the request for subsequent designation electronically at the DPMA. With this application you can extend an already existing international registration of a mark to other countries or, for an already designated country, add other goods and services to the already existing international registration. Please also use the corresponding WIPO form (MM4) for this purpose, which you can now also fill in online, save in PDF/A format and send to the DPMA via the DPMAdirekt service.

Last updated: 21 March 2024