China joins the TMView database

EUIPO reports about the addition of the China national trademark database to the global database TMView. In that way additional 32 million trademarks are accessible through TMView which now covers more than 96 million trademarks from around the world.

This is definitely a good news for every company that plans to enter the China market with own brand. Searching for earlier already registered trademarks is a key element when it comes to avoiding unnecessary trademark conflicts.

Source: EUIPO.

New Zealand joins TMView

EMkZQjSuEUxoDst-800x450-noPadEUIPO reports about the accession of New Zealand to the global trademark database TMView. This means that in future all national trademarks from this country will be accessible through the database. In that way, the participating Patent Offices became 73, and now TMView gives access to more than 57 million trademarks.

For more information here.

Liechtenstein joins the TMView database

1200px-Flag_of_Liechtenstein.svg.pngEUIPO reports about the accession of Liechtenstein to the TMView database for searching trademarks. In that way, the number of participating offices become 71. Now the database gives access to more than 55 million trademarks around the world.

For more information here.

Can we do a visual search for trademarks in Croatia?

dubrovnik-512798_960_720.jpgEUIPO reports about the newly available option for trademark search by visual elements for Croatia. This is possible after the Croatian Patent Office gave the necessary access for this purpose to the global trademark database TMView, which can be used for conduction such trademark search.

The other countries that allow this search are: Estonia, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Lithuania, Romania, Spain, UK, Malta, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.

For more information here.

Extracts from TMView can be used in EUIPO proceedings

flag-2608475_960_720The General Court of the European Union has ruled in Case T-848/16 Deichmann v EUIPO – Vans (V). According to its decision, extracts from TMview are acceptable evidence in proceedings before EUIPO in order to prove registered rights over trademarks.

As it is well-known, TMView is a database that gives access not only to European trademarks but to national once from the relevant participating Patent Offices.

The General Court’s position is that such extracts from this database can represent a copy of trademark registration certificate if they contain all relevant information. The onliest requirement here is that if the list of goods or services contained in the TMview extract is not in the language of the proceedings, the excerpt must be submitted together with a translation of that list.

For more Information here.