The annual reports of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office contain informative figures and statistics relating to IP applications in Germany and on all other activities of the DPMA.
Annual report 2022
How innovative are German companies in key digital technologies? How does the DPMA support innovative companies in protecting their intellectual property? And what is the connection between the Beatles and the German village of Bubenreuth? In addition to current technology trends, the DPMA Annual Report 2022 provides statistics, exciting stories and useful information on the industrial property rights patent, utility model, trade mark and design.
Annual report 2021
In addition to current technology trends, the DPMA Annual Report 2021 once again contains lots of statistics. The report also tells exciting stories - from the 125th anniversary of the death of aviation pioneer Otto Lilienthal to trademarks related to Mickey Mouse. We also offer a new digital version: reader-friendly, multimedia and ideal for mobile devices. The PDF version will follow soon.
Annual report 2020
In the Annual Report 2020, the DPMA provides information on current trends concerning the industrial property rights patent, utility model, trade mark and design. "The effects of the Corona pandemic have also shaped the past year for us," said DPMA President Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer. "However, in addition to unpleasant consequences, there are also bright spots that make me optimistic." For the first time, we are offering the Annual Report 2020 as an interactive digital version in addition to the print version.
Annual report 2019
In addition to technology trends and useful information on IP procedures, the report also offers entertaining reading: In 2019, the DPMA celebrated its reopening after World War II 70 years ago. The new start was an eventful and exciting time. In addition, the importance of IP rights in pop culture is highlighted with Mickey Mouse, Star Wars, the Simpsons and Co. and the most famous patent examiner of all times, Albert Einstein, is honored on his 140th birthday.
- Annual Report 2018 (8,41 MB) (not barrier-free)
- Annual Report 2017 (7,74 MB) (not barrier-free)
- Annual Report 2016 (7,96 MB)
- Annual Report 2015 (7,63 MB)
- Annual Report 2014 (7,11 MB)
- Annual Report 2013 (8 MB)
- Annual Report 2012 (4,98 MB)
- Annual Report 2011 (7,35 MB)
- Annual Report 2010 (8,22 MB)
- Annual Report 2009 (3,56 MB)
- Annual Report 2008 (6,01 MB)
- Annual Report 2007 (8,02 MB)
- Annual Report 2006 (2,38 MB)
Previous editions of the annual reports may be ordered by writing an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated: 29 September 2023