Notice No. 2/20
of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 2 October 2020 concerning the Guidelines for the Examination of Trade Mark Applications and for Keeping the Register
(Richtlinie Markenanmeldungen – Trade Mark Applications Guidelines)
The Guidelines for the Examination of Trade Mark Applications and for Keeping the Register (Trade Mark Applications Guidelines) of 1 August 2018, in the version of 1 May 2019, were amended with effect from 1 September 2020.
The purpose of the Trade Mark Applications Guidelines is to ensure consistent and speedy examination of trade mark applications and register matters. The current version of the guidelines (in German) is available here on our website: Ordinances and guidelines governing the trade mark procedure.
The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Last updated: 14 October 2020