News - Archive 2023

December 2023

  • Milestones (29.12.2023)
    Gustave Whitehead's 150th birthday: The mystery of the world's first flight
  • Milestones (22.12.2023)
    205 years "Silent night": The eternal song, the story and the brands
  • Christmas greetings 2023 (19.12.2023)
    Your ideas give us hope
  • Press release (15.12.2023)
    G7 meeting on intellectual property: “Metaverse is not an area outside the law”
  • Notice of the president (08.12.2023)
    concerning the amount of the provision costs for the supply of machine-readable data (weekly publications on patents and utility models, trade marks and designs in the form of data packages via DPMAconnectPlus) in 2024
  • World of Design (07.12.2023)
    Advent, Advent...
  • Notice of the president (07.12.2023)
    concerning the opening hours of the Munich office of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office on 13 February 2024 (Shrove Tuesday/Mardi Gras)
  • Important notice (06.12.2023)
    Entry into force of the Act Adjusting Patent Law Provisions Due to the European Patent Reform of 20 August 2021
  • Background (04.12.2023)
    Christmas time and IP: Santa Claus patents, designs and trade marks
  • Events (04.12.2023)
    DPMAnutzerforum 2024
  • Press release (01.12.2023)
    Dr Maria Skottke-Klein is new Vice-President of the DPMA

November 2023

  • Milestones (29.11.2023)
    Creator of "Silent night, holy night": Joseph Mohr died 175 years ago
  • Women in IP - Rostock (22.11.2023)
    Mecklenburg-Vorpommern is the state of female founders
  • SMEs - Information pages for small and medium-sized enterprises (21.11.2023)
    Grant applications for the EUIPO's SME Fund can currently only be accepted for a prior art search in connection with a planned patent application, for a patent application and/or for an EU plant variety application
  • Milestones (20.11.2023)
    100th birthday of "Lucky Luke" inventor: Morris and the man who draws faster than his shadow
  • Important notice (17.11.2023)
    on the occasion of the current situation in Israel and Gaza
  • World of Design (07.11.2023)
    Cozy November
  • Milestones (06.11.2023)
    100th birthday: Jack Kilby, inventor of the integrated circuit
  • Notice of the president (02.11.2023)
    concerning the opening hours of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office from 24 December 2023 to 1 January 2024

October 2023

September 2023

  • Press Release (27.09.2023)
    Germany ranks 8th in World Intellectual Property Organization‘s list of most innovative states – DPMA President: innovation system is stable, productive and efficient, yet there are risks due to digitisation deficit
  • Women in IP (26.09.2023)
  • Milestones (22.09.2023)
    95 years Penicillin: Blunting wonder weapon
  • Events (18.09.2023)
    How to benefit from patents, trade marks and other IP rights: Nationwide PIZnet action week with free consultations on dealing with industrial property rights starts today
  • World of Design (12.09.2023)
    It barks and meows through the design register
  • Milestones (06.09.2023)
    65 years ago: The 'big bang' of microelectronics - The very first Integrated Circuit
  • DesignEuropa Awards 2023 (05.09.2023)
    Integrated electric outboard motor, fully automatic espresso coffee machine and a woman who changed the world

August 2023

  • Number of the month (29.08.2023)
    At least one in eight patent applications in Germany has foreign roots
  • Notice of the president (25.08.2023)
    of 6 August 2023 concerning the publication of the Patent Gazette (Patentblatt), the Trade Mark Journal (Markenblatt) and the Design Gazette (Designblatt) on the official Internet platform DPMAregister in 2024
  • Notice of the president (25.08.2023)
    of 2 August 2023 (until now only in German)
  • Milestones (25.08.2023)
    65 years three-point safety belt: The life-saver that was only slowly accepted
  • Ingenious women (16.08.2023)
    140th birthday: Coco Chanel - designer of a century
  • Ingenious women (04.08.2023)
    With hatpin, Carter and 3 HP: Bertha Benz´drive into the future
  • World of Design (03.08.2023)
    summer, sun, happiness

July 2023

  • Important notice (28.07.2023)
    on participation in hearings, hearings and interrogations by means of video and audio transmission
  • Ingenious women (25.07.2023)
    100th birthday: Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of the super fibre
  • Press release (25.07.2023)
    A “stroke of luck” for the Federal Ministry of Justice and the DPMA, “An outstanding lawyer, cordial and committed as a person”: Vice President Ulrich Deffaa retires
  • Background (19.07.2023)
    Barbie, Ken and the upright stand
  • Background (18.07.2023)
    Women's Football World Cup in Australia: Football and technology
  • Inventor and Innovation Awards (03.07.2023)
    Who will win the European Inventor Award 2023? Award ceremony on July 4 from 12 p.m. on livestream
  • Important notice (03.07.2023)
    on the entry into force of a new version of the standard for the representation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings in XML

June 2023

  • Number of the month (29.06.2023)
    +7.4 percent published applications for the German market in digital technologies 2022
  • Enforcing IP rights (21.06.2023)
    Current EUIPO study on intellectual property: How people in the EU perceive property rights
  • Events (21.06.2023)
    Call for Papers: Are you an expert in robotics? Then we are looking for you for our "Technology Day" at the DPMA on 14 November 2023.
  • Milestones (14.06.2023)
    Paul McCartney´s 81th birthday: "Final" Beatles song announced - with a little help from Lennon and AI
  • Background (01.06.2023)
    World Day of the Bicycle

Mai 2023

  • Guests at DPMA (31.05.2023)
    Top judges from all over the world at the DPMA: DPMA President welcomes international IP experts to three-day WIPO Master Class at DPMAforum.
  • Milestones (25.05.2023)
    170 years ago: Patent for the first German submarine by Wilhelm Bauer
  • Milestones (19.05.2023)
    175th birthday: Otto Lilienthal, the flying inventor
  • Background (16.05.2023)
    Father´s day beer transporter: The Bollerwagen handcart - Keep on rockin´and rolling!
  • Press release (09.05.2023)
    DPMA President congratulates LiFi pioneer Harald Haas on being selected as a finalist
  • Number of the month (05.05.2023)
    Only 7.6 percent of patent applications filed by female inventors

April 2023

  • Background (27.04.2023)
    May the 4th be with you - Star Wars Day: Use the Force (of IP)!
  • Press release (25.04.2023)
    More and more women inventors in Germany
  • World IP Day 2023 (21.04.2023)
    Women and IP: Accelerating innovation and creativity
  • Milestones (18.04.2023)
    150th anniversary of the death of Justus von Liebig: A chemist feeds the world
  • Milestones (15.04.2023)
    120 years ago: Aviation pioneer Richard Pearse and the world's first motor flight

March 2023

  • Important notice (31.03.2023)
    IP applications: EPO filing tool eOLF to be decommissioned – DPMA recommends switching to DPMAdirektPro
  • Electricity shutdown:
    On Friday, March 31, the online services of the DPMA (DPMAdirektWeb, DPMAdirektPro, DPMAregister, DEPATISnet) will not be available from 10:30 a.m. until probably 2:30 p.m. due to maintenance work. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.
  • Milestones (30.03.2023)
    50 years of mobile phone
  • Press release (27.03.2023)
    Considerable increase in innovations in battery technology
  • Background (20.03.2023)
    World Water Day 2023: Clean drinking water for all!
  • New features in DEPATISnet (17.03.2023)
    English translations relating to Chinese, Japanese and Korean patent specifications and claims in tree view
  • Guests at DPMA (17.03.2023)
    Before state visit of Federal Chancellor: DPMA welcomes Japanese industry representatives
  • Press release (09.03.2023)
    DPMA annual figures for 2022: Patent grants at a record level again
  • Ingenious women (02.03.2023)
    70 years ago: Thriller around the discovery of the DNA structure - Rosalind Franklin cheated out of world fame?

February 2023

  • Number of the month (27.02.2023)
    We say "thank you" to more than 5,500 followers on LinkedIn
  • Background (22.02.2023)
    65 years "Peace" sign: A symbol of hope for a better world
  • Ingenious women (17.02.2023)
    Engineering pioneer Henrietta Vansittart: In the name of the father
  • Background (10.02.2023)
    Valentine’s Day: Is there a patent medicine for love?
  • Milestones (06.02.2023)
    A picture that changed the world: Remembering Conrad Wilhelm Röntgen, who died 100 years ago
  • Plagiarius 2023 (03.02.2023)
    Massive threat to business, industry and private households

January 2023

  • The end of an era at the DPMA (27.01.2023)
    President Cornelia Rudloff-Schäffer retires
  • Ingenious women (27.01.2023)
    150th birthday: Melitta Bentz, innovator and entrepreneur
  • Inventor and Innovation Awards (25.01.2023)
    Small and medium-sized enterprises apply now to win - apply by March 31 for the 2023 WIPO Global Awards
  • SMEs - Information pages for small and medium-sized enterprises (24.01.2023)
    Attention small and medium-sized enterprises: Apply now for grants from the SME Fund 2023
  • Milestones (18.01.2023)
    180 years cube sugar: An invention that sweetened everyday life
  • Notice of the President (17.01.2023)
    concerning the 12th edition of the international Nice Classification (in force as from 1 January 2023) and concerning the publication of the list of classes and the alphabetical lists of goods and services in the Federal Gazette
  • DPMAnutzerforum (16.01.2023)
    DPMAnutzerforum on March 28, 2023: Register now!
  • Number of the month (11.01.2023)
    Germany leading Europe in hydrogen-related patents
  • Important notice (10.01.2023)
    Eva Schewior to become new President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)
  • Important notice (01.01.2023)
    Entry into force of the 14th edition of the Locarno Classification and the list of goods for designs (version: 2023_LOC14)

Last updated: 13 March 2023