New database for protected plant varieties and animal breeds in Bulgaria

vegetables-vegetable-basket-harvest-garden.jpgThe Bulgarian Patent Office has launched its brand new online database for protected plant varieties and animal breeds in Bulgaria. This will allow everyone who has an interest in to do a search online. The database has a version in English too although you have to bear in mind that to search for protected plant varieties and animal breeds you need to do that using their names in Cyrillic.

The database is accessible here.



Latin American invasion regarding important IP tools

photo-1518105779142-d975f22f1b0aFor 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.


On-line applications for designs in UK

New Picture (1)The UK Patent Office announced the possibility of online filing and registration of single design in the country. The service is in Beta version and has been active since 09.30.2015.
The conclusion that can be done, at first glance, is that the service is very convenient and user friendly. The process of application is divided into separate steps with explanations which is a serious convenience especially for non-specialists in the field of intellectual property.
More information can be found here.

Tutorials for handling with PatentScope

WIPO published video tutorials about PatentScope database. The presented information gives explanation about the way in which the database works in particular:
– Introduction;
– Browsing option;
– Simple search;
– Field combination;
– Advance search;
– Search result list;
More information can be found here.