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German Democratic Republic: intellectual property documentation

The following is a detailed list of the intellectual property documentation of the former German Democratic Republic (East Germany) held within the British Library IP collection.

Material on this list may only be available in German. We cannot translate items for you.

Intellectual Property stock locations

IP Open Access: Always available in the Business & IP Centre

IP Reserve South: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in typically 1-3 hours

IP Reserve North: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in 48+ hours. If a nine-digit number is shown under "location", these can be ordered for use in the Centre by registered readers through Explore the British Library. Please type the number into the Explore search box to rapidly retrieve the record.

IP Reserve Material cannot be ordered for same-day delivery after 16:00. Sometimes the service may not be available all day on Saturday due to staffing. Some Reserve Material may not be available at times due to stock movements. Please contact us before your visit to check.

Patent Specifications

Unexamined Applications211937 - 302035MicroformIP Reserve North
Examined Applications59100 – 302011 (large gaps at start)MicroformIP Reserve North
 30447 - 212180PaperIP Reserve South
Granted Specifications151846 - 225604PaperIP Reserve South
 1 - 151845PaperIP Reserve North (015268658)
 1 - 4500MicroformIP Reserve North
(Later DDR-law patents published post-unification appear on the main German patent specification CD/DVD.)

Abstracts and Indexes

Bekanntmachungen des Amtes für Erfindungs und Vorschlagwesen1960 - 1992PaperIP Reserve South
East German Subject Index (monthly classified abridgements in German despite English title)1960 - 1966PaperIP Reserve South
Erfindungs und Vorschlagwesen (classified abridgements and articles on technology)1952 - 1959PaperIP Reserve South
Patentschau Textiltechnologie Verfahren und Erzeugnisse1977MicroformIP Open Access
Namenverzeichnis (Name Index) (quarterly to 1986, then yearly)1983 - 1989PaperIP Reserve South
Namenverzeichnis (Name Index) (quarterly to 1986, then yearly)1983 - 1989MicroformIP Open Access
Name Index1956 - 1983PaperIP Reserve South

Miscellaneous Patent Publications

Patentamt Jahresbericht (annual report)1989PaperIP Reserve South
Ubersicht der aufrechterhaltenen Altpatente (list of old pre-1945 patents still valid in East Germany)PaperIP Reserve South
Informationsdienste Jahresbericht1992 - 1995PaperIP Reserve South
Bibliothek Zeitschriften Verzeichnis1989PaperIP Reserve South
Bibliothek Jahresbericht1984 - 1991PaperIP Reserve South

Trade Marks (Warenzeichen) and Registered Designs (Muster)

Warenzeichen- und Musterblatt (journal)1975 - 1994PaperIP Reserve South
Warenzeichenblatt (trade mark journal - name indexes after 1960, brief design details after 1964)1955 - 1974 (1959 missing)PaperIP Reserve South