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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?

Responsibility lies with the President of the German Patent and Trademark Office.

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

German Patent and Trademark Office

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of acquisition of technical competence
  • Proof of prescribed training in the field of intellectual property

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
§ 10 paragraph 5 Patent Attorney Regulations (PAO)


Against the negative decision, the applicant may file an application for a court decision with the Higher Regional Court within one month of service.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Justice

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.