1913 CE
Merck obtains a patent for MDMA

MDMA was patented in 1914 (patent #274.350) by the German pharmaceutical company Merck. Merck filed for the patent in December 1912, and it was approved in May 1914. The patent is now expired.

Source: Holland, J. (Ed.). (2001). Ecstasy: the complete guide. Inner Traditions/Bear & Co.

Drugs: MDMA (ecstasy)
Regions: Germany