DPMAdatenabgabe - Backfile


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For the purpose of setting up, developing and updating your own IP rights database, as well as other information systems and services, you can retrieve data from previous years in addition to current published data.

Please see the following tables for an overview of available data:

Patents and Utility Models
Category of data for kind codes A,B,C,T,U Data format Available data
Full texts with original layout (title page, description, claims, drawings) PDF from 2004
Full texts (title page data, description, claims, drawings) XML/TIFF from 2004
Full texts (bibliographic data, description, claims) XML 1987 - 2003
1877 - 1986*
Bibliographic data and information on legal status
(data updates and amendments to the register)
11/1981 - 23/2007
24/2007 - 2010
from 2011
Bibliographic data XML 1877 - last complete year
* Full texts from the years 1877 to 1986 have been produced from the original document using automated OCR software and may, therefore, contain errors or be incomplete. Drawings are not included. Tables and formulas may be unclear or missing completely.
Trade Marks
Category of data Procedural stage Data format Data available
Bibliographic data, images Trade marks applied for, registered trade marks and trade marks incapable of protection XML, JPG from 1875
Category of data Procedural stage Data format Data available
Bibliographic data Registered designs XML from 10/1988
Images Registered designs JPG from 2000

Costs and contractual agreement

A standard agreement which regulates users' rights and obligations, and the purposes of use of the data, must be concluded in order to access the data.

We charge a fee to make the data available to you. The costs of the individual data packages can be found in annex 1 of the standard agreement

Please be advised that for reasons of data protection the DPMA may share its data only for certain specific purposes. You can indicate the intended purpose in paragraph 3 of the agreement. We have pre-formulated two options for use marked a) and b) that you may tick. These rights of use already meet data protection requirements.
In the blank text fields c) and d), you can adjust the possible use to your specific needs. If you wish to use the blank text fields, please give as much information as possible, as your entry will be checked by the DPMA for data protection purposes.

Please send the agreement together with the annexes in duplicate to the DPMA:
Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt
Referat 2.1.2 - Kundenservice
80297 München, Germany

Please also note that both copies of the agreement as well as the annexes must have a legally valid original signature.

Last updated: 7 March 2024