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Notice of 1 January 2019

on the entry into force of the twelfth edition of the Locarno Classification (classification for registered designs)

On 1 January 2019, the twelfth edition of the international classification for industrial designs (Locarno Classification) entered into force.

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office has applied the twelfth edition of the Locarno Classification to all design registrations since 1 January 2019. In addition, registered designs will be re-classified ex officio during the course of renewal if the classification of the product terms which are registered with respect to them has changed.

The German translation of the product terms contained in the twelfth edition of the Locarno Classification is part of the alphabetical list of goods for designs, which is published by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office together with the list of the classes and subclasses in the Federal Gazette (Bundesanzeiger).
The current publication is also available on our webpage Designs.

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office offers an online search engine (in German) for searching existing product terms.

For the electronic filing of design applications by means of DPMAdirektWeb, the current list of goods for designs is provided when selecting the product indication. The current version of the list of goods is also available for the DPMAdirektPro software, provided the update function of the software is used.

Last updated: 18/10/19 

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