Notice of 23 December 2021

Unavailability of the online services of the DPMA

The security of the DPMA’s online services is very important to us.

Due to urgent maintenance on our IT systems, availability of the DPMA’s online services will be limited until 12:00 (noon) on 3 January 2022. In particular, we assume that the electronic filing of IP applications and the generation of SEPA direct debit mandates will not be available during the entire period.

Our IP customers are requested to use alternative communication channels. The DPMA recommends that you send your documents by post or – insofar as legally permissible – by fax (contact) to ensure timely receipt. To ensure receipt within the respective time limit, applications, oppositions and other postal items relating to IP procedures may be submitted:

  • at the reception desk of the DPMA office in Munich (DPMA, Zweibrückenstraße 12, 80331 München),
  • at the letterboxes of the DPMA office in Jena (DPMA Dienststelle Jena, Goethestraße 1, 07743 Jena)
  • at the letterboxes of the DPMA office in Berlin (DPMA Dienststelle Berlin, 10969 Berlin, Gitschiner Str. 97)
  • at the patent information centres acting as receiving offices for the DPMA.
    A list of these patent information centres is available here: externer Link
    • Aachen: RWTH Aachen University, Patent- und Normenzentrum, Templergraben 61, 52062 Aachen
    • Bremen: InnoWi GmbH, Fahrenheitstraße 1, 28359 Bremen
    • Chemnitz: TU Chemnitz, Patentinformationszentrum, Bahnhofstraße 8, 09111 Chemnitz
    • Dresden: Technische Universität Dresden, Patentinformationszentrum, Zellescher Weg 19, Andreas-Schubert-Bau, 01069 Dresden
    • Hamburg: Handelskammer Hamburg, IPC Innovations- und Patent-Centrum, Adolphsplatz 1, 20457 Hamburg
    • Ilmenau: TU Ilmenau, PATON Landespatentzentrum Thüringen, Langewiesener Str. 37 (Leibnizbau), 98693 Ilmenau
    • Kaiserslautern: Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Referat Technologie und Innovation, Patent- und Informationszentrum RLP, Paul-Ehrlich-Str. Geb. 32, 67663 Kaiserslautern
    • Saarbrücken: Patent- und Markenzentrum Saar, Franz-Josef-Röder-Straße 9, 66119 Saarbrücken
    • Stuttgart: Patent- und Markenzentrum Baden-Württemberg, Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19, 70174 Stuttgart

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Last updated: 3 January 2022