Korea and Ireland join DesignView

    The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) and the Irish Patents Office (IPO) are new members of DesignView, the registered designs search tool, after making their design data available as of 15 December 2014.  

    DesignView is the largest free search tool for registered designs available. With KIPO and IPO on-board, there are now 26 participating offices in DesignView. And with the addition of more than 840,000 Korean designs and almost 2.000 Irish designs, DesignView now provides information and access to about 3,6 million designs in total.

    The integration of IPO is a concrete result of the Cooperation Fund programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its European partners.

    The incorporation of KIPO is due to the efforts of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners.

    Since its introduction on 19 November 2012, the tool has served more than 800.000 searches from 135 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and the UK among the most frequent visitors.