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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 17 November 2023

  • On the occasion of the current situation in Israel and Gaza

Important notice of 9 November 2023

  • Entry into force of the Act Adjusting Patent Law Provisions Due to the European Patent Reform of 20 August 2021

Important notice of 28 July 2023

  • Hearings, proceedings and giving of evidence using image and sound transmission

Important notice of 3 July 2023

  • on the entry into force of a new version of the standard for the representation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings in XML under Section 11(2) of the Patent Ordinance of 1 July 2023

Important notice of 31 March 2023

  • IP applications: EPO filing tool eOLF to be decommissioned – DPMA recommends switching to DPMAdirektPro

Important notice of 10 January 2023

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

Important Notice of 1 January 2023

  • Entry into force of the 14th edition of the Locarno Classification and the list of goods for designs (version: 2023_LOC14)

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Last updated: 22 June 2023