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 22 March 2024

  • European cooperation in the field of trade mark law: trade mark applications made in bad faith

Important notice of 7 February 2024

  • Chinese and German offices extend Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot

Important notice of 25 January 2024

  • on the occasion of the earthquake on the Japanese peninsula of Noto and its consequences

Important notice of 1 January 2024

  • to the "Version 2024" of the 12th edition of the Nice International Classification (valid since January 1, 2024) and to the publication of the class classification and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger)

Important notice of 1 January 2024

  • on the update of the official list of goods Design for the 14th edition of the Locarno Classification (Classification for Registered Designs)


Last updated: 22 June 2023