Notice No. 4/20
of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 3 September 2020 concerning the publication of the Patent Gazette (Patentblatt), the Trade Mark Journal (Markenblatt) and the Design Gazette (Designblatt) on the official Internet platform DPMAregister in 2021
In 2021, in accordance with the regulations, patents and utility models, trade marks and designs will be published for the last time on 31 December 2020. Generally, publications take place on Thursdays (for patents and utility models) and on Fridays (for trade marks and designs).
If planned publication days coincide with public holidays in Bavaria, the publication days shall be brought forward by one day in each case. If the previous day is also a public holiday, the publication days shall be brought forward by another day to the previous working day.
In 2021, the following publication dates will be affected by this regulation:
- 2 April 2021 (trade marks and designs) – rescheduled to 1 April 2021
- 13 May 2021 (patents and utility models) – rescheduled to 12 May 2021
- 3 June 2021 (patents and utility models) – rescheduled to 2 June 2021
The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
544 E 9 – 2.1.2
Last updated: 26 November 2020