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News from the DPMA

Inventiveness and creativity need effective protection. The DPMA is the German centre of expertise for all intellectual property rights - for patents, utility models, trade marks and registered designs. As the largest national patent office in Europe and the fifth largest national patent office in the world, it is committed to Germany's future as a country of inventors in a globalised economy.

Here you will find our current press releases and the archive of earlier press releases.
Not all press releases are available in English. Here you will find an overview of the press releases in German.

21 December 2017

  • DPMA bridges "missing link" in its digital services - From 1 January, DPMAdirektPro will enable electronic transmittal of official documents

29 November 2017

  • Highly prestigious award for robot developer: DPMA President Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer congratulates Professor Sami Haddadin on the award of Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017, the Federal President’s award

30 October 2017

  • More procedures completed, again rising number of applications: forecast of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office for 2017 – consultations for inventors at iENA

27 October 2017

  • Fresh name, proven quality! The Technical Information Centre of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office in Berlin to be renamed DPMA Information and Service Centre Berlin

04 October 2017

  • General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization: German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) seals closer cooperation with Japan

20 September 2017

  • Leaner, clearer and more informative – a new web presence for the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

13 September 2017

  • Highly sensitive robots, complex hand prostheses, new quality of clinical images - three candidates nominated for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis award 2017

28 August 2017

  • Open Day of the Federal Government in Berlin: information stand of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

25 August 2017

  • Free orientation about creating value through patents and more - first nationwide action week for small and medium enterprises in many German towns, from 11 to 15 September 2017

02 August 2017

  • Study: services offered by the German Patent and Trade Mark Office are among the top administrative services - DPMA pioneer in the strategic development of digital IP procedures

29 June 2017

  • 140 years of the patent office in Germany: European leader among national offices

20 June 2017

  • German Patent and Trade Mark Office at the Long Night of the Sciences in Berlin

16 June 2017

  • European Inventor Award 2017: Great honour for three German inventors

21 April 2017

  • World Intellectual Property Day: events with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

16 March 2017

  • DPMAnutzerforum 2017 with a new concept

23 February 2017

  • Record numbers for granted patents and registered trade marks - stable filings at a high level - simultaneous reduction of backlogs


  • Archive - press releases


Last updated: 21/02/18 


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