Official publications


  • Brochures
    Our information brochures and leaflets
  • DPMAinformativ (in German only)
    Series on special IP topics published on an irregular basis
  • Annual reports
    Our annual reports for download
  • Statistics
    Current statistical data for patents, utility models, trade marks and designs


  • Guests at DPMA
  • Background
    What's behind it: Exciting information on current topics
  • Milestones
    Highlights of the history of patents, trade marks and designs
  • Ingenious women
  • Erfinderaktivitäten (report on inventors’ activities – in German)
    Annual publication containing articles by our patent examiners on current technological topics as well as historical and recent inventions
  • Poster gallery
    Significant inventions that have left their mark on people’s lives

Print publications

The following publications are edited by the DPMA and can be ordered from any bookshop:

  • PCT-Leitfaden für Anmelder (German translation of the PCT Applicant’s Guide)
    Volume I contains general information for users of the PCT in the international phase of the PCT procedure
    Volume II contains information about the procedure before the designated (or elected) offices in the national phase of the PCT procedure
    Format: loose-leaf edition
    Publisher: Carl Heymanns Verlag
    ISBN 978-3-452-22693-8
    SThe German-Language PCT Guide can be ordered from externer Link Carl Heymanns Verlag.

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Last updated: 25 August 2023