Notice No. 9/22
of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 30 November 2022 concerning the opening hours of the Munich office of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office on 21 February 2023 (Shrove Tuesday/Mard Gras)
On 21 February 2023 (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 21 February 2023. The enquiry unit, the search room and the document reseiving service will be closed to visitors on this day.
On 21 February 2023 (Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras), to ensure we receive business documents (especially applications) within the applicable time limits, you can hand them in at the reception desk of the Zweibrückenstraße office in Munich. The DPMAdirektPro and DPMAdirektWeb services for electronic applications and the DPMAregister will be available throughout the 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
2043 E12 – 4.1.2
Last updated: 19 December 2022