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Notice of 30 September 2021

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.

Notice of 30 September 2021

  • Germany ratifies the Protocol on the Provisional Application of the Agreement on a Unified Patent Court

Notice of 7 September 2021

  • concerning the Second Act to Simplify and Modernise Patent Law (Zweites Gesetz zur Vereinfachung und Modernisierung des Patentrechts) of 10 August 2021 and the Act on Further Duties of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and to Revise the Patent Costs Act (Gesetz über weitere Aufgaben des Deutschen Patent- und Markenamts und zur Änderung des Patentkostengesetzes) of 30 August 2021

Notice of 7 June 2021

  • DEPATISnet searches now even more convenient: new "Advanced" search mode

Notice of 7 June 2021

  • New service of the DPMA: online search support

Notice of 17 May 2021

  • DPMAdirekt – New functions to prepare lists of goods and services in electronic trade mark filings

Notice of 14 April 2021

  • European cooperation in the field of trade mark law – harmonisation of the decision-making practices concerning new types of mark: examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal

Notice of 6 April 2021

  • DPMA is massively expanding its Jena location

Notice of 24 February 2021

  • Longer processing times in trade mark procedures

Notice of 3 February 2021

  • concerning the dates of the qualifying examination for patent attorneys I/2021 postponed due to the pandemic – DPMA announces new dates

Notice of 21 January 2021

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

Notice of 5 January 2021

  • concerning the cooperation partners of the DPMA - Patent Information Centre Kassel has ceased its business activities

Notice of 1 January 2021

  • concerning the entry into force of the 13th edition of the Locarno Classification (classification for registered designs)

Notice of 1 January 2021

  • on the "version 2021" of the eleventh edition of the international Nice Classification (valid from 1 January 2021) and on the publication of the lists of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Bundesanzeiger

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