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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.

Who should I contact?

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.

Which documents are required?

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

What are the fees?

Fee: 260,00 EUR
Payment in advance: No

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

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

Processing duration

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.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

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