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Overview of current issues

December 2020

  • Publications (02/12/2020)
    Updated brochures on DPMAregister, E-services, Trademark search and Design search

November 2020

  • DPMAregister (30/11/2020)
    New "Advanced" search mode
  • Notice of the President of the DPMA (26.11.2020)
    of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 17 November 2020 concerning the cessation of the receipt of IP applications by the Patent- und Normenzentrum in Bremen
  • Notice of the President of the DPMA (26.11.2020)
    of the DPMA concerning the publication of the Patent Gazette, the Trade Mark Journal and the Design Gazette on the official Internet platform DPMAregister in 2021
  • Number of the month November (26.11.2020)
    2 743 patent applications from freelance inventors in Germany
  • Press release (25.11.2020)
    New generation of microchips: DPMA President congratulates winners of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis award
  • Press release (23.11.2020)
    “There is inventive talent all over Bavaria“. From high-tech medicine to coffee capsules: President of DPMA congratulates the winners of the 2020 Bavarian Innovation Prize (Innovationspreis Bayern)
  • Milestones (13.11.2020)
    Elli Kaut's 100th birthday
  • Events (16.11.2020)
    DPMAnutzerforum 2021 as live stream from Munich
  • Public notifications via bulletin board (11.11.2020)
    Public notifications can be inspected from 16 November 2020
  • 30 years of German unity (09/11/2020)
    Traditional brands from the East of Germany
  • Ingenious women (06/11/2020)
    Hedy Lamarr´s birthday / Day of the inventor: Inventive femme fatale
  • Milestones (04/11/2020)
    125 years of Röntgen´s discovery of X-ray: A Picture that changed the world
  • Cooperation (02/11/2020)
    The User Advisory Council’s digital meeting

October 2020

  • Press release (30/10/2020)
    Where are the heirs of expansion plugs and screw-in studs? German Patent and Trade Mark Office analyses patent applications of independent inventors
  • Notice of the President of the DPMA (28/10/2020)
    concerning the opening hours of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office from 24 December 2020 to 1 January 2021
  • Background (21/10/2020)
    Halloween and IP: Patents of horror
  • Number of the month October (20/10/2020)
    3,948 GDR brands still alive
  • Coronavirus-Update (19/10/2020)
    As from now, no summons to hearings or oral proceedings
  • Important Notices (15/10/2020)
    European cooperation in the field of trade mark law - harmonisation of the decision-making practice regarding right-preserving use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered
  • Notice of the President of the DPMA (14/10/2020)
    concerning the Guidelines for the Examination of Trade Mark Applications and for Keeping the Register
  • Milestones (05/10/2020)
    John Lennon's 80th birthday: Lucrative icon
  • 30 years of German unity (02/10/2020)
    Two German patent offices merged to become one office

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Last updated: 2 December 2020 


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