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Notice of 17 May 2021

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

From now on, new functions to prepare lists of goods and services are available to trade mark applicants: The terms of goods and services available in a basket in DPMAdirektWeb are now sorted by topic, which creates and shows the links between the generic terms and the individual terms assigned to them. This allows a specific search for groups of goods and services, and it makes clear that a number of goods and services can be claimed with a few generic terms.

Prepare comprehensive lists with a few generic terms

If the trade mark is to identify a number of different goods and services, the use of overarching generic terms in the list of goods and services can be worth it. This creates a clear scope of protection for the trade mark that also helps to reduce processing times for the examination of the application.

Information on how to use the new functions

Detailed and useful information on how to use the new functions for the preparation of the lists of goods and services is available in the “WDVZ” section of DPMAdirektWeb. Further information is available on the Classification pages.

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Last updated: 19 May 2021 

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