Notice No. 2/19
of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office concerning the Guidelines for the Examination Procedure
of 27 February 20191
The Guidelines for the Examination Procedure were revised with effect from 1 March 2019. The Guidelines replace the Guidelines for the Examination Procedure of 1 March 2004 (Blatt für Patent-, Muster- und Zeichenwesen [Official Gazette] 2004, 69 et seq.).
The Guidelines are primarily addressed to the examination sections. The current version of the Guidelines is available on the Internet at Guidelines and Notes on the Patent Procedure.
The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
1 English translation of 7 May 2020.
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