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Opening hours of the service sections of the DPMA

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office will be closed between 24 December 2019 and 1 January 2020 (inclusive). Cash payments will not be possible during that period. The search rooms will be closed. The enquiry units will not be staffed.

Furthermore, the desk of the Document Receiving Service in the Munich office will be closed from Tuesday, 22 December 2019 to Wednesday, 1 January 2020 (inclusive). Please note that the Document Receiving Service cannot accept business documents during that period. As an alternative, you can use the night letterboxes of the three offices in Munich, Jena and Berlin.

The DPMAdirekt services (Pro and Web) for online filing of IP applications as well as the DPMAregister service will be fully available during the closure period of the office. (Notice No. 6/19 of 24 October 2019)

Munich
Service section  Opening hours 
Enquiry unit  Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 16:00
Friday 8:00 to 14:00 (local time) 
Search room  Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 17:00
Friday 8:00 to 15:00 (local time) 
Document Receiving Service  Monday through Thursday 7:30 to 15:00
Friday 7:30 to 14:00 (local time)
(You can also pay your fees here in cash.)
 
Jena Sub-Office
Service Section  Opening hours 
Enquiry unit  Monday through Thursday 9:00 to 15:30
Friday 9:00 to 14:00 (local time) 
Document Receiving Service  Monday through Thursday 8:00 to 16:00
Friday 8:00 to 14:00 (local time)
(You can also pay your fees here in cash.)
 
DPMA-IDZ - Information and Service Centre Berlin
Service section  Opening hours 
Enquiry unit  Monday to Thursday 7:30 to 15:30
Friday 7:30 to 14:00 (local time) 
Search room  Monday to Wednesday 7:30 to 15:30
Thursday 7:30 to 19:00
Friday 7:30 to 14:00 (local time)
The Search room will be closed on January 30, 2020. 
Document Receiving Service  Monday to Thursday 9:00 to 12:00 and 12:30 to 15:00
Friday 9:00 to 12:00 (local time) 

Public holidays

The DPMA is closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The following table provides an overview of public holidays for the current 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, 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.

2019
Public holiday  Date  Munich  Jena  Berlin 
New year´s day  Jan 01, 2019 
Epiphany  Jan 06, 2019     
International Women's Day  March 8, 2019     
Good Friday  Apr 19, 2019 
Easter Monday  Apr 22, 2019 
First of May (Labour Day)  May 01, 2019 
Ascension Day  May 30, 2019 
Whit Monday  June 10, 2019 
Corpus Christi  June 20, 2019     
Assumption Day  Aug 15, 2019     
German Unity Day  Oct 03, 2019 
Reformation Day  Oct 31, 2019     
All Saints´ Day  Nov 01, 2019     
Christmas Day  Dec 25, 2019 
Boxing day (St. Stephen´s Day)   Dec 26, 2019 
2020
Public holiday  Date  Munich  Jena  Berlin 
New year´s day  Jan 01, 2020 
Epiphany  Jan 06, 2020     
International Women's Day  March 8, 2020     
Good Friday  Apr 10, 2020 
Easter Monday  Apr 13, 2020 
First of May (Labour Day)  May 01, 2020 
75. Jahrestag der Befreiung vom Nationalsozialismus und der Beendigung des Zweiten Weltkriegs in Europa  May 08, 2020     
Ascension Day  May 21, 2020 
Whit Monday  June 01, 2020 
Corpus Christi  June 11, 2020     
Assumption Day  Aug 15, 2020     
German Unity Day  Oct 03, 2020 
Reformation Day  Oct 31, 2020     
All Saints´ Day  Nov 01, 2020     
Christmas Day  Dec 25, 2020 
Boxing day (St. Stephen´s Day)   Dec 26, 2020 

Last updated: 20 November 2019 

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