Important Notices

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office irregularly publishes important notices on current IP topics. Not all notices are available in English. Please find here an overview of the notices in German.

Important notice of 10 January 2023

  • Eva Schewior will become new President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

Important Notice of 17 August 2022

  • PPH between the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and the Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks of Russia (ROSPATENT)

Important Notice of 7 July 2022

  • PCT applications can now also be filed without signature

Important notice of 24 June 2022

  • on the entry into force of the Ordinance Amending the Patent Ordinance and the Utility Model Ordinance Concerning Nucleotide and Amino Acid Sequence Listings (Verordnung zur Änderung der Patentverordnung und der Gebrauchsmusterverordnung im Hinblick auf Nukleotid- und Aminosäuresequenzprotokolle) of 14 June 2022

Important notice of 23 May 2022

  • On the participation in hearings, proceedings and on giving of evidence using image and sound transmission

Important notice of 8 March 2022

  • On the occasion of the current situation in Ukraine

Important notice of 1 January 2022 Nice

  • on the "version 2022" of the eleventh edition of the international Nice Classification (valid from 1 January 2022) and on the publication of the lists of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Bundesanzeiger

Important notice of 1 January 2022 Loc

  • on the update of the thirteenth edition of the Locarno Classification (classification for registered designs)


Last updated: 3 January 2022