Visual search extended to Romania in TMview

    TMview’s visual search facility, which allows users to search for trade marks in the world’s largest free, online trade mark database, has been extended.

    On 30 July, the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks (OSIM), already a member of TMview, enabled the full functionality of TMview’s visual search facility with its trade mark database. This will allow for the image search function to be used on trade marks that have an image, further enriching TMview as a whole.

    Romania’s addition comes shortly after the addition of the Spanish, Bulgarian and Lithuanian national intellectual property offices as well as those of the Greek Trade Mark Office.

    In 2017, an image search facility was implemented within TMview for trade marks from the UK Intellectual Property Office, the French Intellectual Property Office and the EUIPO on a pilot basis.

    The extended visual search is a result of the work undertaken through European Cooperation at the EUIPO.

    Visual search in TMview:

    There are just three steps to follow when searching for images in TMview:

    Step 1:

    Click on the camera icon  to display the ‘Drag and drop or upload image' box.

    Step 2:

    You can drag and drop an image into the search field in the four formats accepted: JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF. Or you can click on the cloud icon to the right of the box to upload a saved image from your computer.

    Step 3:

    Once your image is uploaded, you can use the red box which appears around the image to select the area you want to search for.

    You can use the two icons at the bottom of the search field to display your results in gallery mode or in list mode.

    And you can search for colour per se marks too.