Receiving Office


PNZ Aachen - Your Receiving Office for Patents, Registered Designs, Trademarks, and Design Registrations in the Rheinland

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The Aachen Center of Patents and Standards is the only patent receiving office of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, DPMA, in North Rhine-Westphalia and thus the contact for the entire federal state. Use our skilled advising on site and secure your registration as early as possible without having to travel or send mail to Munich.

As a receiving office we are required to give priority to the following trademark rights:

  • German, European, and international patent registrations
    (§ 34 Abs. Art.II §4 Abs. 1 S. 1, Art. III §1 Abs. 2 IntPatÜG)
  • German registered design and design registrations
    (§ 32 Abs.1 MarkenG, §11 Abs.1 GeschmMG)

The following documents are not accepted:

  • Documents, that are being submitted for pending registrations
  • Registrations for community and international trademarks (EU and IR trademarks)TRegistrations for community and international designs (EU and IR designs)

You can find a detailed list of which documents the Aachen Center of Patents and Standards PNZ can accept and the corresponding registration forms on the DPMA webpages.

Assistance is provided by the Tips for your application from the DPMA.


Submission Possibilities

Please use the designated afterhours mailbox in front of the University Library, Templergraben 61. All registrations received in the mailbox by midnight are assigned that day as the date of receipt.
Please fill out the declaration of consent for the submission of the property right application and enclose it with your application!

You can also submit documents via mail or fax.

University Library RWTH Aachen
Patent & Standards Information Centre
Templergraben 61
52056 Aachen

Phone +49 241 80-94480
Fax +49 241 80-92239