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DPMA = German Patent and Trademark Office / Munich
Here you find various search possibilities and useful tips. Information for beginners can be found here, as well as an extensive list of homepages of all patent offices.

EPA = European Patent Office / Munich
Besides a self-presentation of the European Patent Office, these pages offer the voluminous espacenet which makes it possible to search among 30 million patent documents. Official information of the European Patent Office is released here.

WIPO = World Intellectual Property Organization / Geneva
WIPO/OMPI is a UN organisation dedicated to the protection of intellectual property which has meanwhile been joined by more than 180 states. Apart from the international monitoring task, the WIPO also fulfills an educational function through a world-wide academy. Information on international patent applications in accordance with the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) can also be found here.

EUIPO = European Union Intellectual Property Office
The EUIPO is an EU Organization that ensures the protection of Trademarks and Designs.