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Official publications

The following DPMA publications are available online or can be downloaded as documents:

Informative publications

The DPMA offers a wealth of all kinds of information about intellectual property, IP rights, inventions and its other fields of activity:

  • Brochures
    Our information brochures and leaflets
  • Statistics
    Current statistical data for patents, utility models, trade marks and designs
  • Annual reports
    Our annual reports 2006–2016 for download
  • Focus
    Current articles about different topics such as inventions, IP rights, marketing, legislation, history of technology, economy, patents in practice and much more
  • Milestones
    Highlights of the history of patents, trade marks and designs
  • Background
    What's behind it: Exciting information on current topics
  • Erfinderaktivitäten (report on inventors’ activities – in German only)
    Annual publication containing articles by our patent examiners on current technological topics as well as historical and recent inventions
  • Poster gallery
    Significant inventions that have left their mark on people’s lives

Print publications

The following publications are edited by the DPMA and can be ordered from any bookshop:

  • PCT-Leitfaden für Anmelder (German translation of the PCT Applicant’s Guide)
    Volume I contains general information for users of the PCT in the international phase of the PCT procedure
    Volume II contains information about the procedure before the designated (or elected) offices in the national phase of the PCT procedure
    Format: loose-leaf edition
    Publisher: Carl Heymanns Verlag
    ISBN 978-3-452-22693-8
    SThe German-Language PCT Guide can be ordered from Carl Heymanns Verlag.

  • Taschenbuch des Gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes (Manual of Industrial Property Protection)
    pdf-Datei Contents (in German)
    Format: loose-leaf edition
    Publisher: Carl Heymanns Verlag
    ISBN 978-3-452-16868-9
    The manual is available from Carl Heymanns Verlag.

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Last updated: 23/03/18 


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