Monaco joins TMView

port-yachts-monaco-luxuryEUIPO reports about the accession of Monaco to the general database for trademarks TMView. In that way, another 16 000 trademarks are added to this database, which makes the total number of accessible signs to 52 million.

For more information here.

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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.

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.

 

Do you want advanced options for trademark image searching? Here what TMView gives you

pexels-photo-1157858EUIPO reports about the expansion of the TMView database functionality. What’s new is the fact that you can search for trademark images in the national databases of Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Greece.

This chance gives now the opportunity for image search among 7 million trademarks.

Apart from this, now you can search even for an element of a trademark image which comes as an advanced option.

For more information here.

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How to search for trade marks?

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European IPR Helpdesk published brief instructions on how to conduct a trademark search for prior rights. The paper gives insights into the way in which we can identify the goods and services for the relevant mark will be valid, and how to use the trademark databases such as TMView, Madrid Monitor and Global Brand Database.

Conduction a trademark search is one of the first and crucial steps in the trademark registration process which prevents any new potential mark owner to be accused of IPRs infringement.

More information here.

San Marino joins TMView and DesignView databases

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EUIPO reports about the accession of San Marino to the TMView and DesignView databases. In that way, the participating offices in TMView become 60 offering access to more than 44,8 millions trademarks. In addition, DesignView database gives access to more than 12,4 million designs from around the world.

More information here.