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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.

2020

  • Notice of 15 October 2020
    concerning European cooperation in the field of trade mark law - harmonisation of the decision-making practice regarding right-preserving use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered
  • Notice of 20 July 2020
    Information for IP right owners and applicants having financial difficulties in paying annual, maintenance, extension and renewal fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Notice of 1 April 2020
    concerning European cooperation in the field of trade mark law – harmonisation of the practice regarding the distinctiveness of three-dimensional marks containing other elements
  • Notice of 1 April 2020
    concerning the Common Communication of the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and of the national offices on the common practice for assessing disclosure of designs on the Internet
  • Notice of 18 March 2020
    concerning delays in IP procedures in view of the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and their impact
  • Notice of 10 March 2020
    in view of the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and its impact
  • Notice of 24 January 2020
    concerning the search report for a patent application according to section 43 of the Patent Act (Patentgesetz)
  • Notice of 1 January 2020
    on the version 2020 of the eleventh edition of the international Nice Classification (valid from 1 January 2020) and on the publication of the lists of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Bundesanzeiger
  • Notice of 1 January 2020
    on the update of the twelfth edition of the Locarno Classification (classification for registered designs)

2019

  • Notice of 1 April 2019
    on the international registration of marks
  • Notice of 26 March 2019
    concerning the entry into force of the Ordinance Amending the DPMA Ordinance and the Ordinance on Electronic Legal Transactions with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 10 December 2018
  • Notice of 26 March 2019
    on the entry into force of the Ordinance Amending the Patent Ordinance and other Ordinances in the Field of Industrial Property Protection
  • Notice of 20 March 2019
    on organisational measures in the patent area of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  • Notice of 1 January 2019
    on the entry into force of the twelfth edition of the Locarno Classification
  • Notice of 1 January 2019
    on the version 2019 of the eleventh edition of the international Nice Classification

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Last updated: 20 October 2020 

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