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Overview of current issues

June 2021

  • Press release (17.06.2021)
    “Brilliant technology pioneer”: DPMA President congratulates Karl Leo on winning the European Inventor Award
  • Background (11.06.2021)
    European Football Championship: The technology behind the ball
  • Milestones (08.06.2021)
    135th anniversary of the death of Ludwig II of Bavaria: The fairytale king of trade marks
  • Important Notice (07.06.2021)
    DEPATISnet searches now even more convenient - new "Advanced" search mode
  • Important Notice (07.06.2021)
    The new online search support is an interactive service we offer. It helps you conduct searches concerning patents, utility models, trade marks and designs.
  • Press release (01.06.2021)
    "Sagacious pioneer in comprehensive digitisation": DPMA Vice-President Christine Moosbauer goes into retirement – and is succeeded by Bernd Maile

May 2021

  • Number of the month (31.05.2021)
    305,684 participants in "Jugend forscht" - national winners awarded in 2021
  • Press release (28.05.2021)
    “Flagship project” of the federal government marks its 10th anniversary
  • Background (26.05.2021)
    World day of the bicycle: An invention with a great history - and even greater future
  • Important Notice (19.05.2021)
    DPMAdirekt – New functions to prepare lists of goods and services in electronic trade mark filings
  • Milestones (19.05.2021)
    The knock on the doors of heaven: Bob Dylan turns 80
  • Background (11.05.2021)
    Father´s Day: The "Bollerwagen" handcart - beloved beer wagon
  • Milestones (05.05.2021)
    80 years ago: Presentation of the Zuse "Z3" - Konrad Zuse writes technological history in his living room
  • Press release (04.05.2021)
    Exhaust gas becomes plastic: Brilliant German researchers proposed by DPMA nominated for the European Inventor Award

April 2021

  • Background (30.04.2021)
    Star Wars Day: The Force and the Merchandise - IP Rights around Star Wars
  • Milestones (30.04.2021)
    200th anniversary of death: Napoleon - Emperor of trade marks
  • Number of the month April (29.04.2021)
    91.1 percent increase in patent applications in digital communication technology over the past ten years
  • Coronavirus - Update (27.04.2021)
    As of June 1, 2021, hearings and oral proceedings may again be held at the DPMA, provided that the infections are kept below certain limits
  • Press release (22.04.2021)
    Attractive funding programmes for SMEs: Small and medium-sized enterprises in the centre of attention on World Intellectual Property Day
  • Background (19.04.2021)
    Plagiarius 2021: Negative award goes to ten brazen product counterfeits
  • Press release (15.04.2021)
    User Advisory Council starts its second term: 15 representatives of all customer groups of the DPMA appointed for four years
  • SME fund (14.04.2021)
    Intellectual property vouchers for small and medium-sized companies - applications open on 1 May
  • Important Notice (14.04.2021)
    European cooperation in the field of trade mark law – harmonisation of the decision-making practices concerning new types of mark: examination of formal requirements and grounds for refusal
  • Important Notice (12.04.2021)
    DPMA is expanding its Jena location: 110 additional attractive jobs in Thuringia

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Last updated: 18 June 2021 


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