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News - Archive 2020

August 2020

  • Information by the trade mark departement (27/08/2020)
    When trade marks become generic
  • Press release (26/08/2020)
    PIZnet campaign week: "IP strategies for SMEs" - Nationwide free consultations providing guidance and orientation to small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups
  • Background (19/08/2020)
    James Bond: Brands and technology in Her Majesty's Secret Service
  • Background (17/08/2020)
    The perfect private castle on the beach in Corona times
  • Number of the month August (11/08/2020)
    165,000 requests to the DPMA customer service
  • Background (05/08/2020)
    The Champions League Final Tournament: The technology behind the ball
  • Apollo's women (03/08/2020)
    The women who took Neil Armstrong to the moon

July 2020

  • Milestones (24/07/2020)
    The world´s first subway: The tube under the Thames
  • Number of the month July (14/07/2020)
    23,143 patent applications in the field of digitisation in 2019
  • Classifications (02/07/2020)
    Next Version of IPC Enters into Force on January 1, 2021

June 2020

  • Milestones (30/06/2020)
    135 years rabies vaccination: Pasteur's heirs and the search for the redeeming vaccine
  • Corona Update (29/06/2020)
    Information on the partial reopening of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for public access
  • Press release (23/06/2020)
    Federal Administrative Court clarifies central issue of supervision of collecting societies and thus strengthens competences of the DPMA
  • On occasion of the MSME Day of the United Nations on 27 June 2020 (12/06/2020)
    Sustainable corporate growth through IP rights
  • Milestones (08/06/2020)
    Bernhard Dräger´s 150th birthday - The reinvention of breathing
  • Number of the month June (03/06/2020)
    76,919 effective utility models in Germany

May 2020

  • Notice No. 1/20 (29/05/2020)
    of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office concerning the Guidelines for the Search under section 43 of the Patent Act (Search Guidelines)
  • Background (28/05/2020)
    World Bicycle Day: Drais´ invention - the best way of mobility?
  • Background (19/05/2020)
    The Bollerwagen: Much-loved beer wagon
  • Press release (19/05/2020)
    E-mobility and autonomous driving: Innovations have risen rapidly
  • Milestones (12/05/2020)
    60 years of laser: Shine a light
  • Number of the month May (08/05/2020)
    1 475 registrations for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • Milestones (08/05/2020)
    85 years parking meter: The patented penny grave"
  • Milestones (04/05/2020)
    75 years after WWII: Enigma - cryptography and war

April 2020

  • Press Release (29/04/2020)
    "Efficient, fast and low-cost": law amendments strengthen rights of trade mark proprietors
  • Background (28/04/2020)
    Star Wars Day: Use the force - Intellectual Property Rights around "Star Wars”
  • Press Release (24/04/2020)
    To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office looks at renewable energy – DPMA president: key technologies for the future of our economy and society
  • Events (22/04/2020)
    World IP Day 2020 - Innovate for a green future
  • Milestones (22/04/2020)
    90 years "Knirps": Great little umbrella
  • Background (17/04/2020)
    Looking for ideas! World day of Creativity and Innovation
  • Background (08/04/2020)
    WIPO report 2019: China leading in international patent applications
  • Milestones (07/04/2020)
    Break-up 50 years ago: Beatles, Brands & Apples
  • Background (07/04/2020)
    Easter time and Corona: DPMA warns against misleading requests for payment
  • Number of the month April (06/04/2020)
    2 367 trade mark applications in the class 30
  • Background (03/04/2020)
    Easter patents: How does the Easter Bunny lay his eggs?n
  • Common Communications from EUIPO and national offices published (01/04/2020)
    "Common practice for assessing disclosure of designs on the Internet" and "Harmonisation of the practice regarding the distinctiveness of three-dimensional marks containing other elements"

March 2020

  • On the death of Albert Uderzo (20/03/2020)
    The "Asterix" father: World literature with wild boars
  • Milestones (20/03/2020)
    175th birthday of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen: The Ray Man
  • Notice (16/03/2020)
    Due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the information centres and research rooms of the DPMA will remain closed until further notice.
  • Background (13/03/2020)
    UN World Water Day: Inventions in the fight against water shortage
  • DPMA warns against current fraudulent invoice (13/03/2020)
    Please note: The DPMA does not send invoices or payment requests for application and annual/renewal fees.
  • Notice (12/03/2020)
    in view of the spread of the coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 and its impact
  • International Women´s Day (06/03/2020)
    Apollo´s women: The heroines behind the moon landing
  • Number of the month (06/03/2020)
    1,319 female staff at the DPMA
  • Milestones (05/03/2020)
    Post-it anniversary: Career of the sticky notes (with a slow start)
  • Events (03/03/2020)
    The German Patent and Trade Mark Office regrets that it has to cancel the DPMAnutzerforum meeting in Munich, scheduled for 24 March 2020, due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

February 2020

  • Press release (28/02/2020)
    German Patent and Trade Mark Office more productive than ever before: Federal office completes more than 40,000 patent procedures
  • Milestones (28/02/2020)
    Wooden infernal machine: "Natter", the first manned rocket, started 75 years ago
  • Services (19/02/2020)
    IP rights briefly explained
  • Background (13/02/2020)
    On Valentine’s Day: Is there a patent medicine for love?
  • Background (11/02/2020)
    World Radio Day: Diversity by radio / 120 years Marconi patent
  • When the pictures started moving (07/02/2020)
    125 years ago: Patent für the brother Lumière´s Cinematograph
  • Background (07/02/2020)
    Negative Award "Plagiarius" sheds public light on damage caused by counterfeits
  • Number of the month (03/02/2020)
    14 877 design applications in the goods class "furniture"

January 2020

  • Notice of 24 January 2020 (28/01/2020(
    concerning the search report for a patent application according to section 43 of the Patent Act (Patentgesetz)
  • Milestones (14/01/2020)
    Roller coaster patents: 135 years of screeching and racing
  • Announcement of 10 January 2020 (10/01/2020)
    of the readable types of data carriers at the DPMA and the formats for the representation of trade marks
  • Number of the month (08/01/2020)
    75 548: Number of main and subgroups of the IPC
  • Classifications (07/01/2020)
    What is new in January 2020?

Last updated: 20 October 2020 

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