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DPMAdirektPro - software and brief instructions

This page contains the current version of DPMAdirektPro with brief instructions concerning the installation of the software as well as examples of patent and trade mark applications.

We are pleased to answer your technical questions (software, card reader and signature card):
Phone: +49 089 2195-2500 or e-mail: DPMAdirekt@dpma.de

For general questions on industrial property rights please contact
our Central Customer Care and Sevices:
Phone: +49 89 2195-1000 or e-mail: Central Customer Care and Services

Please note:
At present, you cannot use the current Telesec card (eIDAS compliant) for DPMAdirektPro. We are working to resolve the problem.
It is not possible to use the new identity card even after loading a qualified signature.

DPMAdirektPro - current software and documentation

As of now, it is possible to request the electronic transmittal of documents in DPMAdirektPro. This means that you can receive the mail of the DPMA, relating to a file number, electronically.

  • common setup for the single-user and multi-user versions for Windows
    • x-Datei DPMAdirektPro_Setup_1.3.1.exe (247,45 MB) of 15 February 2018 (MD5-Prüfsumme: 6023d14dc0bd4a37be2ace0ac73435b7)
      IMPORTANT: In case of an update of the multi-user version, only the client component must be reinstalled. Please also read the documentation.

Documentation

DPMAdirekt AdminTool plus documentation for Windows

Administrators and well-versed users of DPMAdirekt can use this tool to do maintenance work on the database. The AdminTool is not necessary for the daily work with DPMAdirekt.


DPMAdirekt 3.8.x – old version

We will discontinue support for the old DPMAdirekt version by 31 December 2017.


Please note:

Upon first start, you must create a certificate as the “key” for your electronic mailbox. This certificate will also be used for encrypted transfer of your data to the DPMA. Just follow the instructions on the screen.

Furthermore, you need a signature card card for electronic filing of IP applications. Signing with a pseudonym that makes it impossible to identify the person holding a signature key is not permissible (Sec. 3a (2) Administrative Procedure Act – Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz).

A list of accepted suppliers of signature cards is available at Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway). Please allow approximately two weeks for the procurement of the signature card.

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Last updated: 23/02/18 

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