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Examination of the required legal knowledge as a patent attorney Admission

Admission to the examination of the required legal knowledge as a patent attorney must be applied for at the competent authority.

The responsibility lies with the President of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

  • Proof of acquisition of technical competence
  • Proof of mandatory training in the field of industrial property protection

Fee: 260,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Processing Time: 3 Months
Section 10 (5) of the German Patent Attorney Act (PAO)

The applicant may file an application for a judicial decision against the rejection decision with the Higher Regional Court within one month of notification.

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)