Press releases

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News from the DPMA

Inventiveness and creativity need effective protection. The DPMA is the German centre of expertise for all intellectual property rights - for patents, utility models, trade marks and registered designs. As the largest national patent office in Europe and the fifth largest national patent office in the world, it is committed to Germany's future as a country of inventors in a globalised economy.

Here you will find our current press releases and the archive of earlier press releases.
Not all press releases are available in English. Here you will find an overview of the press releases in German.

21 June 2022

  • European Inventor Award for “phenomenal lifetime achievement”

2 June 2022

  • DPMA Annual Report 2021: China ever more innovative in digital technologies

5 May 2022

  • Federal Minister of Justice: “Maintain and extend the competences of the DPMA”

25 April 2022

  • World Intellectual Property Day 2022: DPMA President praises young inventors’ eagerness for innovation

29 March 2022

  • Germany is leading in the field of climate-friendly innovations

09 March 2022

  • Number of patent grants at record level

29 December 2021

  • Air taxis and Co.: Steep rise in the number of innovations

17 November 2021

  • Deutscher Zukunftspreis award for the “key to the fight against COVID-19”

3 November 2021

  • "Guarantors of stability during the crisis"

20 September 2021

  • Global Innovation Index 2021: DPMA President sees both light and shadow in Germany

15 September 2021

  • Deutscher Zukunftspreis award: DPMA President recognises “outstanding innovators”

7 September 2021

  • More information services for intellectual property protection

30 August 2021

  • PIZnet campaign week: "IP strategies for SMEs"

18 August 2021

  • Reform package strengthens innovation location germany

11 August 2021

  • DPMA Annual Report 2020: innovation trends in automotive technology and digitisation

17 June 2021

  • “Brilliant technology pioneer”: DPMA President congratulates Karl Leo on winning the European Inventor Award

1 June 2021

  • "Sagacious pioneer in comprehensive digitisation"

28 May 2021

  • “Flagship project” of the federal government marks its 10th anniversary

4 May 2021

  • Exhaust gas becomes plastic: Brilliant German researchers nominated for the European Inventor Award

22 April 2021

  • Attractive funding programmes for SMEs

19 April 2021

  • Refrigerator, coffee filter, complex robots

15 April 2021

  • User Advisory Council starts its second term

30 March 2021

  • Digitisation: China and South Korea are gaining further ground

5 March 2021

  • Trade mark boom during lockdown


  • Archive - press releases


Last updated: 20 October 2020