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DPMAdirektPro - software and brief instructions

This page contains the current version of DPMAdirektPro with brief instructions concerning the installation of the software as well as examples of patent and trade mark applications.

Please note:

For questions about software and IT equipment (technical support only)

We are pleased to answer your technical questions (software, card reader and signature card):

For general questions on industrial property rights please contact
our Central Customer Care and Sevices:
Phone: +49 89 2195-1000 or

Upon first start, you must create a certificate as the “key” for your electronic mailbox. This certificate will also be used for encrypted transfer of your data to the DPMA. Just follow the instructions on the screen.

Furthermore, you need a signature card card for electronic filing of IP applications. Signing with a pseudonym that makes it impossible to identify the person holding a signature key is not permissible (Sec. 3a (2) Administrative Procedure Act – Verwaltungsverfahrensgesetz).

A list of accepted suppliers of signature cards is available at Bundesnetzagentur (Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway). Please allow approximately two weeks for the procurement of the signature card.

It is not possible to use the new identity card even after loading a qualified signature.

DPMAdirektPro - current software and documentation

As of now, it is possible to request the electronic transmittal of documents in DPMAdirektPro. This means that you can receive the mail of the DPMA, relating to a file number, electronically.

  • common setup for the single-user and multi-user versions for Windows
    • DPMAdirektPro_Setup_2.1.9.exe of 14 January 2020 (MD5-Prüfsumme: e0ee381deca940ce355d9da1b0e8eaca)
      IMPORTANT: In case of an update of the multi-user version, only the client component must be reinstalled. Please also read the documentation.



Last updated: 14 January 2020 


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