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Important Notices

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office irregularly publishes important notices on current IP topics. Not all notices are available in English. Please find here an overview of the notices in German.

Important notice of 23 May 2022

  • On the participation in hearings, proceedings and on giving of evidence using image and sound transmission

Important notice of 8 March 2022

  • On the occasion of the current situation in Ukraine

Important notice of 1 January 2022 Nice

  • on the "version 2022" of the eleventh edition of the international Nice Classification (valid from 1 January 2022) and on the publication of the lists of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Bundesanzeiger

Important notice of 1 January 2022 Loc

  • on the update of the thirteenth edition of the Locarno Classification (classification for registered designs)

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Last updated: 3 January 2022