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Overview of current issues

March 2021

  • Press release (05.03.2021)
    Strong DPMA performance 2020 figures in spite of pandemic: Trade mark boom during lockdown
  • Milestones (04.03.2021)
    50 years of "Sendung mit der Maus“: Googly-eyed inspirer

February 2021

  • Important Notice (24.02.2021)
    Longer processing times in trade mark procedures
  • Notice of the President No. 2/21 (22.02.2021)
    Updated design forms as of 1 March 2021
  • Number of the month February (18.02.2021)
    7.6 billion euros - annual damage caused by product piracy
  • Background (10.02.2021)
    Valentine’s Day: Brands and Love
  • Career (05.02.2021)
    On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • Milestones (05.02.2021)
    175th birthday: Wilhelm Maybach - The father of the modern automobile
  • Patent Attorney Examination (02.02.2021)
    Note on examination dates of patent attorney examination I/2021 postponed due to pandemic - DPMA announces new Dates
    The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) will soon hold the delayed patent attorney examination I/2021, which was scheduled for early February 2021 and postponed due to the pandemic. The examination will now take place from 22 to 25 March 2021 (written part) and from 3 to 12 May 2021 (oral part). The examination is subject to a fundamentally positive development of the pandemic situation.

January 2021

  • Milestones (25.01.2021)
    70th aniversary of death: Ferdinand Porsche - the engineer and his century
  • Important notice (21.01.2021)
    Chinese and German offices extend Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) pilot
  • Legal Representative (18.01.2021)
    Power of representation of British patent attorneys and lawyers ceased
  • DPMAnutzerforum 2021 (18.01.2021)
    Online registration started
  • Split-off from a patent application (14.01.2021)
    Quick protection for your invention
  • Ingenious women (06.01.2021)
    Coco Chanel - the designer of the century
  • Important Notice (05.01.2021)
    Patent Information Centre Kassel has ceased its business activities
  • Important Notices (04.01.2021)
    Notices of 1 January 2021 concerning the Nice Classification and the Locarno Classification

December 2020

  • Notice of the President of the DPMA (22.12.2020)
    Notice of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 8 December 2020 concerning the amount of provision costs for the supply of machine-readable data
  • Information for small and medium-sized enterprises (18.12.2020)
    Up to 1,500 EUR grant for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for consultancy on and registration of intellectual property rights
  • Press release (17.12.2020)
    Open to good ideas – InnoWi becomes an official patent and trade mark centre in the federal Land of Bremen
  • Milestones (17.12.2020)
    Konrad Zuse died 25 years ago: Technology history made from the living room
  • Misleading Requests for Payment (16.12.2020)
    Beware of nasty Christmas surprises
  • Milestones (14/12/2020)
    Beethoven´s 250th birthday: The grumpy, deaf genius
  • Ingenious women (04/12/2020)
    Gene scissors, Black Holes & poetry: Four women get Nobel Prizes 2020
  • Background (04/12/2020)
    Santa patents, brands, designs: Christmas time and IP
  • Publications (02/12/2020)
    Updated brochures on DPMAregister, E-services, Trademark search and Design search

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Last updated: 5 March 2021 


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