Opening hours of the service sections of the DPMA
The inquiry units, search rooms, document receiving services and cash desks of the DPMA are open.
Munich receiving service, including the cash desk, is closed until further notice. Mail items are accepted at the gate, cash deposits are currently not possible.
|Please note that you must show a valid photo ID at the gate.|
|Face-to-face advice and initial consultations for inventors are provided subject to appointment only. Outside our opening hours, you can use the automated mailboxes in Berlin and Jena. In Munich, you can hand in any mail and items at the reception desk.|
|The customer service staff can be reached by telephone and e-mail at:|
|Central Customer Care and Services||089 email@example.com|
|Hotline for database users||089 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Munich||Enquiry unit||By appointment only||089-2195-1000 or by e-mail, to email@example.com|
|Search room||By appointment only||089-2195-3435 or by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Receiving service/cash desk||Munich Receiving service, including the cash desk, is closed until further notice. Mail items are accepted at the gate, cash deposits are currently not possible.|
|Jena||Enquiry unit||By appointment only||+49 89 2195-1000 or by e-mail, to email@example.com|
|Receiving service/cash desk||Monday to Thursday: 7:30 to 15:00
Friday: 8:00 to 12:00
|Berlin||Enquiry unit||By appointment only||+49 89 2195-1000 or by e-mail, to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Search room||By appointment only||+49 30 25992-230 or +49 30 25992-231 or by e-mail, to email@example.com|
|Receiving service/cash desk||Monday to Thursday: 8:00 to 15:45
Friday: 8:00 to 14:15
The offices of the DPMA are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
The following table provides an overview of public holidays for the next year.
The following applies to the observance of time limits for submitting documents and for procedural acts: If the last day of a period falls on a Sunday or a holiday or a Saturday, the period shall end on the next working day (section 193 of the Civil Code).
All public holidays applicable at at least one of the DPMA locations will be recognised for the purpose of extending a time limit, irrespective of the location where the act required to meet the time limit is actually performed (section 18a of the DPMA Ordinance). The acts and declarations that are subject to a time limit can be performed or made at all three DPMA locations in Munich, Jena and Berlin in order to meet the time limit.
|Neujahr||Jan 01, 2023||x||x||x|
|Heilige Drei Könige (Epiphanias)||Jan 06, 2023||x|
|Internationaler Frauentag||March 08, 2023||x|
|Karfreitag||Apr 07, 2023||x||x||x|
|Ostermontag||Apr 10, 2023||x||x||x|
|1. Mai||May 01, 2023||x||x||x|
|Christi Himmelfahrt||May 18, 2023||x||x||x|
|Pfingstmontag||May 29, 2023||x||x||x|
|Fronleichnam||June 08, 2023||x|
|Mariä Himmelfahrt||Aug 15, 2023||x|
|Weltkindertag||Sept 20, 2023||x|
|Tag der Deutschen Einheit||Oct 03, 2023||x||x||x|
|Reformationstag||Oct 31, 2023||x|
|Allerheiligen||Nov 01, 2023||x|
|1. Weihnachtstag||Dec 25, 2023||x||x||x|
|2. Weihnachtstag||Dec 26, 2023||x||x||x|
Last updated: 7 September 2023