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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.

15 October 2018

  • “Prime example of a well-functioning federal system”

12 October 2018

  • Where Germany’s independent inventors are based

12 September 2018

  • Research on drugs, drive system, renewable energy – three innovative developments nominated for Deutscher Zukunftspreis

30 August 2018

  • Using brands and patents successfully – nationwide campaign week with free orientation consultations for small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups

10 July 2018

  • "Chinese innovation strategy bears fruit": Global Innovation Index 2018 published in New York – President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office advocates increased efforts to protect intellectual property in Germany

06 July 2018

  • "A sustainable strengthening of Germany as a location for innovation" – additional posts for the German Patent and Trade Mark Office – attractive employer with many career opportunities

14 June 2018

  • From boots with studs to referees with drone assistants – online gallery of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office tells the story of football inventions

7 June 2018

  • “Most innovative minds of our continent”: DPMA Vice-President congratulates winners of the European Inventor Award 2018

24 April 2018

  • Spider silk boosts innovation - biochemist Professor Dr Thomas Scheibel nominated for European Inventor Award

18 April 2018

  • "Senior manager with great expertise": German Patent and Trade Mark Office bids farewell to retiring Vice-President Günther Schmitz - his successor is Christine Moosbauer

17 April 2018

  • From patent procedures to product protection in China: information events with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office on occasion of World Intellectual Property Day

8 March 2018

  • Germany's strengths and weaknesses: WIPO Chief Economist presents innovation trends at the DPMAnutzerforum meeting

1 March 2018

  • High demand for patents and trade marks "made in Germany" – Germany leader in autonomous driving systems


  • Archive - press releases


Last updated: 14/12/18 


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