How to file an appeal against decisions of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office [Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt, DPMA]

Service Description

You may file an appeal against decisions of the examination offices and patent departments, utility model offices and departments, trade mark offices and departments, and design offices and de-partments of the DPMA. If, for example, your patent application is rejected, you may file an appeal against the decision.

As a first step, the DPMA usually assesses whether the appeal is admissible and well founded. It may then remedy the appeal and annul the decision. If, however, it considers that the appeal is in-admissible or unfounded, it will submit the appeal to the Federal Patent Court. The Federal Patent Court will then decide on the appeal, possibly after an oral hearing.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

No competent authority found

Please enter your location.