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Opening hours of the service sections of the DPMA

Enquiry units and search rooms as well as document receiving services will be reopened to the public from 1 June 2022

Munich Receiving service, including the cash desk, is closed until further notice. Mail items are accepted at the gate, cash deposits are currently not possible.

The enquiry units, search rooms, document receiving services and cash desks at all locations of the DPMA will be reopened from 1 June 2022. Face-to-face advice and initial consultations for inventors are provided subject to appointment only. Any mail and items addressed to the German Patent and Trade Mark Office can be handed in at the receiving services at all locations. Likewise, it is possible again to make payments in cash. Please check our opening hours before your visit. Outside our opening hours, you can use the automated mailboxes in Berlin and Jena. In Munich, you can hand in any mail and items at the reception desk. 
 
The customer service staff can be reached by telephone and e-mail at:  
Area of service   Phone  E-Mail  
Central Customer Care and Services   089 2195-1000  info@dpma.de 
Hotline for Database Users   089 2195-3435  datenbanken@dpma.de 

Opening hours
Office Service Availability Contact/Appointments
Munich Enquiry unit By appointment only 089-2195-1000 or by e-mail, with the subject "Terminvereinbarung (Appointment)", to info@dpma.de
Search room By appointment only 089-2195-3435 or by e-mail, with the subject "Terminvereinbarung (Appointment)", to datenbanken@dpma.de
Receiving service/cash desk Munich Receiving service, including the cash desk, is closed until further notice. Mail items are accepted at the gate, cash deposits are currently not possible.
Jena Enquiry unit By appointment only +49 89 2195-1000 or by e-mail, with the subject "Terminvereinbarung (Appointment)", to info@dpma.de
Receiving service/cash desk Monday to Thursday: 7:30 to 15:00
Friday: 8:00 to 12:00
Berlin Enquiry unit By appointment only +49 89 2195-1000 or by e-mail, with the subject "Terminvereinbarung (Appointment)", to info@dpma.de
Search room By appointment only +49 30 25992-230 or +49 30 25992-231 or by e-mail, with the subject "Terminvereinbarung (Appointment)", to recherchesaal-berlin@dpma.de
Receiving service/cash desk Monday to Thursday: 8:00 to 15:45
Friday: 8:00 to 14:15
 

Public holidays

The offices of the DPMA are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The following table provides an overview of public holidays for the next year.

The following applies to the observance of time limits for submitting documents and for procedural acts: If the last day of a period falls on a Sunday or a holiday or a Saturday, the period shall end on the next working day (section 193 of the Civil Code). The list of holidays also shows you whether a specific public holiday is observed at the location of the respective DPMA office in Munich, Berlin or Jena.
As of 1 May 2022, uniform rules on public holidays will be applicable at all DPMA locations:
All public holidays applicable at at least one of the DPMA locations will be recognised for the purpose of extending a time limit, irrespective of the location where the act required to meet the time limit is actually performed (section 18a of the DPMA Ordinance). The acts and declarations that are subject to a time limit can be performed or made at all three DPMA locations in Munich, Jena and Berlin in order to meet the time limit.

2022
Public holiday Date Munich Jena Berlin
Neujahr Jan 01, 2022 x x x
Heilige Drei Könige (Epiphanias) Jan 06, 2022 x    
Internationaler Frauentag March 08, 2022     x
Karfreitag Apr 15, 2022 x x x
Ostermontag Apr 18, 2022 x x x
1. Mai May 01, 2022 x x x
Christi Himmelfahrt May 26, 2022 x x x
Pfingstmontag June 06, 2022 x x x
Fronleichnam June 16, 2022 x    
Mariä Himmelfahrt Aug 15, 2022 x    
Weltkindertag Sept 20, 2022   x  
Tag der Deutschen Einheit Oct 03, 2022 x x x
Reformationstag Oct 31, 2022   x  
Allerheiligen Nov 01, 2022 x    
1. Weihnachtstag Dec 25, 2022 x x x
2. Weihnachtstag Dec 26, 2022 x x x

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Last updated: 20 July 2022