Due to scheduled maintenance, the trade mark database in DPMAregister will not be updated on Friday, 31 March 2017. It is also not possible to download the SEPA mandate form Friday, 15:00 CEST to approximately 24:00 CEST. In the morning of Monday, 3 April 2017, the current trade mark data will be retrievable as usual. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Almost 200 representatives from industry, professional associations as well as patent attorneys and lawyers gathered at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) today to learn about current developments and projects. The participants took part in a modified DPMAnutzerforum, which has been an established event of the federal authority for many years. The main event is preceded by a workshop on the future electronic e-service DPMAdirektPro, allowing electronic transmittal of documents to applicants and representatives.
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) recorded an extremely positive development of its annual figures for 2016. While the number of granted patents and registered trade marks increased significantly over the previous year, the backlogs in many types of IP procedures had substantially fallen by the end of 2016. For trade mark and patent applications, but also with regard to the demand for the search services offered by the DPMA and for the search reports issued, the output of the Federal authority again reached a record high in 2016.
The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has now, for the first time, evaluated the modified cooperation agreements with the more than 20 patent information centres, which were newly concluded in 2015. The evaluation has shown that all patent information centres meet the demands placed on the services they offer to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), both regarding the range of contents and with respect to a high quality level.
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