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22 March 2022

Extension of time limits for PCT applications to enter national phase before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA) has announced an extension of time limits for PCT applications to enter the national phase before the DPMA.

Effective 1 May 2022, the German Patent and Trade Mark office (GPTO) will extend the deadline for entering the DE-phase from 30 months to 31 months.

The GPTO will apply the new deadline to all PCT applications for which the previously applicable 30-month time limit has not yet expired or does not expire on 30 April 2022.

Click here for the notice No.3/2022 on the DPMA website.

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