In addition to the weekly download via DPMAdatenabgabe you can directly download patent and utility model data from the DEPATIS document archive via a defined interface.
You can download data exclusively via the document identification number. Other search options, for example, by applicant, IPC, etc. are available in the freely accessible DEPATISnet database.
From DEPATISconnect you can download the facsimile data of DE, DD, EP and WO documents and optionally the corresponding bibliographic data. These data are available in PDF, TIFF or BACON format. If available, you can also obtain the full texts of DE and DD documents in XML or DATIMTEX format. It is not allowed to download patent documents of other patent offices via this interface.
Availability of data
The data are available 24 hours a day via the interface. The data of the current publication week are usually available to you at 0.00 CET on the publication date
Test data/technical requirements
It is possible to set up a temporary test account subject to one-time payment for setting up the connection. If you conclude a DEPATISconnect agreement subsequently, the payment for the connection will be offset against the overall charges. The technical specification (in German) provides a detailed description of the connection to the interface.
We only charge the costs for setting up your connection to the interface to the DEPATIS document archive and the operational costs. At present, prices are:
The DPMA cannot guarantee uninterrupted access via the interface and permanent availability of the data in the DEPATIS document archive.
The data supply via the interface is subject to an agreement to be concluded with the DPMA. Please fill in the DEPATISconnect standard agreement
For reasons of data protection, the DPMA may provide its data only for specific purposes of use. In Section 3 of the agreement, you can indicate the intended purpose.
We have pre-formulated two options of use with a) and b) that you may tick. These rights of use already meet data protection requirements.
In the free text fields c), d) and e), you can adjust the possible use to your specific needs. If you use the free text fields, please specify your intended use as precisely as possible, as your intention will be checked for data protection requirements by the DPMA.
Please send the agreement together with the annex in duplicate to the DPMA. And please note that the agreement must have a legally valid original signature.
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Sachgebiet 2.1.2.a - Publikation und Datenabgabe
Should you have any questions on the supply of data, you can contact us at
After conclusion of the agreement, you will be granted access to the download section.
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