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Notice of Patent Information Centers Authorized to Accept Patent and Utility Model Applications (published on April 6, 1999 by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette, Part I, p. 648)

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Year of current version:1999
Date of Text (Issued):April 6, 1999
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Industrial Designs, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
According to Article 34(1)(2) of the Patent Law, the patent applications shall be filed with the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) and may also be filed through a Patent Information Center where an announcement by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Federal Law Gazette has designated such center for receiving patent applications. Patent applications that may contain a State secret (Section 93 of the Penal Code) may not be filed with a Patent Information Center.

The Patent Information Centers designated by the Federal Ministry of Justice in the Notice are the following:
- The Center for Patents and Standards, University of Applied Sciences of Bremen
-The Information Centre for Technology and Patents (ITP), University of Dormund
-The Patent Information Centre (PIC), Dresden University of Technology
-Central German information patent on-line service GmbH (Mipo)(www.mipo.de)
-The Innovation and Patents Centre (IPC) of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce
- The Patents Information Centre and Online Services (PATON), Ilmenau University of Technology
-Nuremberg Patent Information Center, Bavarian Trade Institute
-The Patent Information Center of the German State of Saarland, Center Office for Productivity and Technology (ZPT) at Saarbruecken
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Bekanntmachung der zur Entgegennahme von Patent-und Gebrauchsmusteranmeldungen befugten Patentinformationszentren (BGBl. I S. 648) Bekanntmachung der zur Entgegennahme von Patent-und Gebrauchsmusteranmeldungen befugten Patentinformationszentren (BGBl. I S. 648), Complete document (pdf) [33 KB] Bekanntmachung der zur Entgegennahme von Patent-und Gebrauchsmusteranmeldungen befugten Patentinformationszentren (BGBl. I S. 648), Complete document (htm) [6 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

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WIPO Lex No.:DE091

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