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Online filing of IP applications

File IP applications online with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).

This option is available for:

  • patent applications (German, European and PCT)
  • trade mark applications
  • utility model applications
  • design applications
  • oppositions and appeals in patent matters
  • appeals in trade mark matters
  • direct debiting mandates.

Of course, you can still file your applications on paper.

Advantages of DPMAdirekt

  • Fast, low-cost and easy filing of IP applications
  • Independent of commercial software
  • Secure data transmission
  • Prompt confirmation of receipt


The use of DPMAdirekt is free of charge; the fees for the electronic application are lower than the conventional application on paper. However, costs may accrue for the signature card. The respective supplier should be consulted directly for information on costs. Suppliers of signature cards are available at www.bundesnetzagentur.de.

Further information

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Technical support for the use of DPMAdirekt is provided by our technical hotline:
Peter Klemm
phone: (0 89) 21 95-37 79
Uwe Gebauer
phone: (0 89) 21 95-26 25
e-mail: DPMAdirekt@dpma.de

General enquiries
phone: (0 89) 21 95-10 00
e-mail: info@dpma.de