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DPMA adds "missing link" to its digital services - since 1 January 2018, DPMAdirektPro enables electronic transmittal of official documents

DPMAdirektPro was launched on 1 January 2018, after successful trial operations. The new e-service enables the German Patent and Trade Mark Office to electronically transmit office actions and electronically deliver decisions. In return, our customers can electronically send a return confirmation of receipt to the DPMA. With this service, the DPMA and its customers can now manage the case files completely electronically.

Previous users of DPMAdirekt are requested to install the current software version of DPMAdirektPro. Customers need to register to participate in the electronic transmittal of documents. They will then receive a PIN to activate the additional functions of the software. If you have already participated in the trial operations, you do not need to take any further action but can continue to work with the system as before. From now on, all customers may use the service not only for new applications but also for existing case files, if they so wish, by making a request with the DPMA. Of course, you also have the choice to continue to use the traditional paper route of transmittal for individual or all case files.

You can download the DPMAdirektPro software here.

If you have any further questions please contact
our support by e-mail at
our technical support hotline, phone +49 89 2195-2500

Further information is available in our press release.

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Last updated: 22/02/18 


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