Further Duties

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Arbitration Board under the Employee Inventions Act

The Arbitration Board under the Employee Inventions Act is located at the DPMA. It mediates disputes between inventor and employer over appropriate compensation.

Collective management organisations and copyright

The DPMA has also duties in the field of copyright: the collective management organisations for copyright exploitation rights (e.g. GEMA, VG Wort or GVL) as well as dependent and independent management entities (e.g. ZPÜ) are subject to government supervision exercised by the DPMA.

The Arbitration Board under the Act on Collective Management Organisations, although integrated in the organisation of the DPMA, is an independent body. The Board mediates disputes between collective management organisations and users of copyrighted works.

Patent attorney training

The DPMA trains patent attorney candidates in the field of industrial property protection.
Here you will find further information about patent attorney training.

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Last updated: 20 October 2020