Notice No. 4/2022
of the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office of 2 May 2022 concerning the Guidelines for Opposition, Revocation and Limitation Proceedings before the DPMA
The Guidelines for Opposition, Revocation and Limitation Proceedings before the DPMA of 3 July 2018 have been revised. The Guidelines, as revised, entered into force on 1 May 2022.
The Guidelines explain the office’s practice in the light of the statutory framework, parts of which were amended by the Second Act to Simplify and Modernise Patent Law (2. Patentrechtsmodernisierungsgesetz) of 10 August 2021 (Federal Law Gazette I p. 3490). They take into account the information needs of small and medium-sized enterprises as well as individual applicants. The current version of the Guidelines is available on the DPMA website under "Services", "Forms and more", "Patents".
The President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office
Last updated: 2 May 2022