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.

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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