Email submissions

The IPI also accepts submissions received by email in accordance with the Ordinance on Electronic Communication in Administrative Proceedings.


The IPI determines the IP rights and procedures for which submissions by email are legally binding. Please also see the Terms of Use.


Please use only one of the following email addresses for your submission:


The receipt of your submission will be communicated to you via an email containing a digitally signed confirmation. The confirmation records the date of receipt by the IPI. If you do not receive an email confirming receipt of a submission with a pending time limit, this means that the IPI has not received it. In this instance, it is imperative that you resend any submission with a pending time limit to the IPI by post.

For other IP rights domains and procedures, email submissions only have legal validity once you have also submitted the relevant documents by post (as previously). For details, please refer to submitting documentation for procedures.


Receiving written correspondence from the IPI

Formal IPI correspondence is sent by post, even if you have sent your submission by email. This includes all written correspondence from the IPI in connection with a pending administrative procedure, in particular decisions.

For trade marks, you also have the option of requesting electronic delivery per IP right and procedure. This means that you will receive correspondence from the IPI electronically.