Albania joins DESIGNClass

    As of 31 May 2021, the General Directorate of Industrial Property of Albania (GDIP) is part of DESIGNclass and will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI).

    Following the decision of the GDIP to use HDBPI, there are now fourteen (14) non-EU IP offices in DESIGNclass that use and accept terms from this harmonised database. The last addition of GDIP in DESIGNclass brings the total number of participating IP offices to 41.

    The adoption of HDBPI by the GDIP is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by the EUIPO in collaboration with its international partners.

    DESIGNclass offers users the opportunity to search and translate product indications in 29 languages. Find out more at or explore the tool.