Press releases

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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.

29 December 2021

  • Air taxis and Co.: Steep rise in the number of innovations

17 November 2021

  • Deutscher Zukunftspreis award for the “key to the fight against COVID-19”

3 November 2021

  • "Guarantors of stability during the crisis"

20 September 2021

  • Global Innovation Index 2021: DPMA President sees both light and shadow in Germany

15 September 2021

  • Deutscher Zukunftspreis award: DPMA President recognises “outstanding innovators”

7 September 2021

  • More information services for intellectual property protection

30 August 2021

  • PIZnet campaign week: "IP strategies for SMEs"

18 August 2021

  • Reform package strengthens innovation location germany

11 August 2021

  • DPMA Annual Report 2020: innovation trends in automotive technology and digitisation

17 June 2021

  • “Brilliant technology pioneer”: DPMA President congratulates Karl Leo on winning the European Inventor Award

1 June 2021

  • "Sagacious pioneer in comprehensive digitisation"

28 May 2021

  • “Flagship project” of the federal government marks its 10th anniversary

4 May 2021

  • Exhaust gas becomes plastic: Brilliant German researchers nominated for the European Inventor Award

22 April 2021

  • Attractive funding programmes for SMEs

19 April 2021

  • Refrigerator, coffee filter, complex robots

15 April 2021

  • User Advisory Council starts its second term

30 March 2021

  • Digitisation: China and South Korea are gaining further ground

5 March 2021

  • Trade mark boom during lockdown

17 December 2020

  • Open to good ideas – InnoWi becomes an official patent and trade mark centre in the federal Land of Bremen

25 November 2020

  • New generation of microchips: DPMA President congratulates winners of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis award

23 November 2020

  • “There is inventive talent all over Bavaria“

30 October 2020

  • What comes after expansion plugs and screw-in studs?

9 September 2020

  • Prizeworthy surgical robotics

26 August 2020

  • PIZnet campaign week: "IP strategies for SMEs"

18 June 2020

  • Federal Administrative Court strengthens competences of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office

19 May 2020

  • Sharp increase in innovations in e-mobility and autonomous driving

29 April 2020

  • "Efficient, fast and low-cost": law amendments strengthen rights of trade mark proprietors

24 April 2020

  • Inventions for a green future

28 February 2020

  • German Patent and Trade Mark Office more productive than ever before

22 November 2019

  • Serious case of fraud: German Patent and Trade Mark Office warns of misleading payment requests

11 September 2019

  • The Deutscher Zukunftspreis award: "Impressive developments – important challenges"

29 August 2019

  • PIZnet campaign week: “IP strategies for SMEs”

1 July 2019

  • E-invoice: Further step towards a paperless office

31 May 2019

  • DPMA Annual Report 2018: German carmakers innovative in internal combustion engines and electric drives

11 April 2019

  • Artificial intelligence: US companies well ahead with patent applications for Germany

28 February 2019

  • German patents and trade marks in demand abroad as seldom before

11 January 2019

  • New types of trade marks and changed procedures


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Last updated: 20 October 2020