File an appeal against decisions of the DPMA

Service Description

You may file an appeal against decisions of the examining sections and patent divisions, utility model sections and utility model divisions, trade mark sections and trade mark divisions, and design sections and design divisions of the DPMA. If, for example, your IP application is rejected by decision, you can file an appeal against this decision.

In a first step, the DPMA usually examines itself whether the appeal is admissible and well-founded. If this is the case, it will itself rectify the appeal and revoke the decision. If, on the other hand, it considers the appeal to be inadmissible or unfounded, it submits the appeal to the Federal Patent Court. The Federal Patent Court then decides on the appeal, possibly after oral proceedings.

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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