Further information

German Patent and Trade Mark Office. National procedures:

  • General Information
  • Patents
  • Utility models
  • Trade marks
  • Designs
  • Topographies


European Patent Office. European grant procedure

  • Documents for applicants


World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). International proceedings

  • Patents according to PCT
  • Trade marks according to the Madrid Agreement
  • Designs according to the Hague Agreement


European Union Intellectual Property Office

  • European Union trade marks (EU trade marks)
  • Community designs


If you need further information on IP rights, patents and exploitation issues, we will be happy to put you in touch with suitable contacts, for example the inventor advisory service of the Hanover Chamber of Industry and Commerce: https://www.hannover.ihk.de/service/service-a-z/e/erfinderberatung.html.