On a statutory basis, the DPMA keeps registers for the official data of all German IP rights, which are accessible to the public, and publishes the official publications (the data of 'Patentblatt', 'Markenblatt' and 'Geschmacksmusterblatt', and patent documents).
Via DPMAregister you can search the publication data and the current legal (including procedural) status of national IP rights. In addition, you can download complete issues or individual parts of Patentblatt (patent gazette), Markenblatt (trade mark journal) and Geschmacksmusterblatt (designs gazette).
DPMAregister is particularly suitable for conducting searches for IP applications and registered and granted IP rights, for gaining information on the current legal status of an IP right and for the regular and systematic monitoring of newly published IP rights.
The IP information published in the DPMAregister service constitutes the binding official publications of the register data and publication data.
DPMAregister provides all bibliographic data and legal/procedural status data on the following publications:
The register data are updated daily. Patentblatt (patent gazette) data are published weekly, as a rule on Thursday. Markenblatt (trade mark journal) and Geschmachsmusterblatt (designs gazette) data are usually published every Friday.
Publication days 2013
If the fixed publication days coincide with Bavarian holidays, the publication dates will be brought forward by one day, or even by two days in the Christmas week.
In 2013, the following publication dates will be brought forward:
Patents and utility models
Trade marks and designs
The enquiry units of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office offer a free telephone information service on the legal status of individual IP rights. Please note that the information can only be provided on individual file numbers specified by you.
DPMA staff cannot conduct searches for you to find out, for example, whether an invention is prior art. Likewise they cannot perform similarity searches concerning trade marks or designs. Please contact commercial service providers, patent information centres, patent attorneys, attorneys-at-law or search agents if you require such services.
© 2013 Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt | Last updated 22/05/13