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Overview of current issues

Attention small and medium-sized enterprises

From January 10, 2022, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can once again apply to EUIPO for grants of up to €2,250 related to the protection of their intellectual property rights.

More information can be found:

November 2022

  • Milestones (25.11.2022)
    Jimi Hendrix´ 8oth Birthday: The wild god of guitar - Virtuoso, innovator, brand
  • Comic IP (23.11.2022)
    What have we earned, Charlie Brown?
  • Sports, leisure and IP (18.11.2022)
    The technology behind the ball
  • Events (09.11.2022)
    Register now for the December 1, 2022 webinar on new trademark forms and formal trademark application requirements.
  • Number of the month (09.11.2022)
    2,558 patent applications by independent inventors
  • Milestones (03.11.2022)
    135 years ago: Emil Berliner's gramophone patent
  • Press release (26.10.2022)
    "Level never seen before": 2022 Deutscher Zukunftspreis award fort high-tech microscope

October 2022

  • Press release (24.10.2022)
    Expansion plug, airbag, stud boots: Independent inventors are still an "important part of the innovation landscape"
  • Notice of the President (19.10.2022)
    concerning the opening hours of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office from 24 December 2022 to 1 January 2023
  • Background (17.10.2022)
    Halloween and IP: Patents of horror

September 2022

  • Background (30.09.2022)
    180 years of "Pilsner": Serious drinking - Beer & IP
  • Press Release (29.09.2022)
    Global Innovation Index 2022
  • Notice of the President (28.09.2022)
    concerning the publication of the Patent Gazette, the Trade Mark Journal and the Design Gazette on the official Internet platform DPMAregister in 2023
  • Press release (20.09.2022)
    Attention: The DPMA warns against current fraudulent invoice allegedly sent by the "Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, Informations- und Dienstleistungszentrum Berlin". Please note: The Office does not send invoices or requests for payment for application and renewal fees. The DPMA has already initiated prosecution.
  • Press release (14.09.2022)
    Deutscher Zukunftspreis: two DPMA proposals among the nominated innovations
  • Milestones (08.09.2022)
    60 years ago: The Beatles´ first single

August 2022

  • Press release (24.08.2022)
    PIZnet campaign week: Free consultations providing guidance and orientation to small and medium-sized enterprises and start-ups
  • Milestones (08.08.2022)
    Prince with vision: 160th birthday of Heinrich of Prussia, inventor of wipers
  • Inventor and innovation awards (08.08.2022)
    Applications for the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2023 can now be submitted to the DPMA
  • Milestones (03.08.2022)
    150th birthday of Richard Willstätter: The expelled genius

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Last updated: 25 November 2022