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July 2021

  • Milestones (30.07.2021)
    Otto Lilienthal died 125 years ago: The flying inventor
  • Number of the month (27.07.2021)
    Over five million programme lines
  • Background (23.07.2021)
    My Strandkorb is my castle: Corona-safe beach fortress
  • Background (11.07.2021)
    65 years ago - the Dartmouth Conference: "Birth" of artificial intelligence as a field of research
  • Milestones (06.07.2021)
    165th birthday of Nikola Tesla: Fantastic inventor - inventive fantasist?

June 2021

  • Number of the month (29.06.2021)
    National patent applications - 86.9 percent online applications
  • Milestones (23.06.2021)
    Storm rider: Jim Morrison's 50th anniversary of death
  • Career (22.06.2021)
    DPMA awarded for its family-friendliness
  • 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

March 2021

  • Beware of nasty surprises (31.03.2021)
    Warning against Misleading Requests for Payment
  • Press release (30.03.2021)
    Digitisation: China and South Korea are gaining further ground. Analysis for the 2021 DPMAnutzerforum
  • Milestones (23.03.2021)
    120th birthday of Carl Barks: Donald Duck, or: When the drake turned human
  • Background (19.03.2021)
    International Day of Happiness
  • Milestones (16.03.2021)
    William Shatner´s 90th birthday: All the best, Captain Kirk!
  • Number of the month March (08.03.2021)
    221 female patent examiners at the DPMA
  • 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

Last updated: 25 March 2021 

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