Notice No. 5/20
of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 17 November 2020 concerning the cessation of the receipt of IP applications by the Patent- und Normenzentrum in Bremen
From 1 January 2021, the
Patent- und Normenzentrum
will no longer be available for the purpose of receiving patent, utility model, trade mark or design applications, as announced by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection in the Federal Law Gazette I No. 50, p. 2336, on 9 November 2020.
From 1 January 2021, it will no longer be possible for applicants to file legally effective patent, utility model, trade mark or design applications with the Patent- und Normenzentrum in Bremen.
Further information on the filing of IP applications with the authorised patent information centres in the legally permitted cases is available on the "Patent Information Centres" site in the "Cooperation" section on our website.
The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Last updated: 26 November 2020