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145th anniversary Long tradition and a guarantee for the future

Number of the month Our customer service team helped you more than 140,000 times

European Inventor Award for Katalin Karikó DPMA President: "Phenomenal lifetime achievement"

DPMAregister

Official Publications and Register for patents, utility models, trade marks and designs

DEPATISnet

Electronic patent document archive

DPMAdirektPro and DPMAdirektWeb

Filing IP applications online

SME information pages

SME information pages

Our information pages for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will explain why intellectual property rights are important and how to protect intellectual property. They give an overview of information and funding opportunities, show how to enforce intellectual property rights and also how to integrate an IP strategy into corporate policy.

Patent information centres

Patent information centres: all-round service providers in the field of industrial property protection

The DPMA closely cooperates with twenty patent information centres all over Germany. They offer all those interested in IP comprehensive information on industrial property protection, including initial consultations for inventors, training courses and search support.