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. Venner Shipley