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Notice No. 11/19

of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 5 December 2019 concerning the opening hours of the Munich office of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office on 25 February 2020 (Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras)

On 25 February 2020 (Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras), the Munich office of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office will be closed all day. However, you can contact Customer Care and Services by phone as usual for general enquiries about IP rights (+49 89/2195-1000) and for questions regarding the DPMA databases (+49 89/2195-3435) during service hours from 8:00 to 16:00.

Cash payments will not be possible on 25 February 2020. The enquiry unit, the search room and the document receiving service will be closed to visitors on that day. Urgent business documents that must be submitted in time to comply with a time limit can be dropped in the night letterbox of the Munich office. The DPMAdirekt service for online filing of IP applications as well as the DPMAregister service will be available throughout that day.

The one-day closure will not affect the offices in Jena and in Berlin – Information and Service Centre. Furthermore, in the cases permitted by law, IP applications can also be filed with legal effect at the patent information centres.

The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer

2043 E12 – 4.1.2

Last updated: 18 December 2019 

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