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There are 8 services for Patents and intellectual property

Patents and intellectual property

So that innovations can become established on markets and maintain their position: Do you want to protect your invention? Intellectual property needs to be protected effectively – nationally and especially internationally. You will find information and contacts here.


Applying for a patent

Technical inventions that are new, inventive and susceptible of industrial application can be protected as patents at the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).

Applying for authorisation to manufacture medicinal products

If you want to manufacture medicinal products (medicinal products for human or veterinary use, including clinical investigational medicinal products), test sera or test...

Extend trademark protection

When the term of protection of your trademark ends, you can extend the protection.

Have your trademark protected

Trademarks that serve to distinguish goods and services of a company from those of other companies can be protected as trademarks at the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA).

Inspect the DPMA Register

If you need information on the current legal and procedural status of patents, utility models or trade marks, you can carry out online searches in the "DPMAregister" service.

Lodging an appeal against decisions of the DPMA

You can appeal against decisions of the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA) in property rights proceedings.

Sign up for a design

Designs that are new and have individual character can be protected as registered designs by the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA).