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)

Start your request directly online:

Competent Authority

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt

Address
Zweibrückenstraße 12
80331 München, Landeshauptstadt
Telephone
089 21951000
Fax
089 21952221

Further Authorities

Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA)
Address
Zweibrückenstraße 12
80331 München, Landeshauptstadt
Telephone
+49 89 2195-1000
Remark: General information and information on industrial property rights
Fax
+49 89 2195-2221
Remark: Applications for patents and utility models as well as submissions on existing procedures; general inquiries and other matters
Fax
+49 89 2195-4000
Remark: Trademark applications and submissions to existing trademark proceedings