For all of us who are interested in searching for trademarks and industrial designs, a good news has come from EUIPO which announced that several Latin American countries joined important IP tools.
First and foremost Uruguay joined TMView database for trademarks and DesignView database for designs. Apart from this Honduras joined DesignView too.
In brief, this means that national trademarks from Uruguay and national designs from Uruguay and Honduras will be accessible through both databases which by itself is a real advantage.
In addition to that El Salvador and Costa Rica joined the TMClass database responsible for harmonization of goods and services for the purposes of filing trademark applications.
For more information here.