IP tools development by the Cooperation Fund

The Cooperation Fund builds state of the art, user-friendly IP tools for EU IP offices and individual users across Europe and the world.

Since it was set up in 2010, the Fund has created and developed IT solutions for use across the intellectual property landscape. Some tools support examiners, some are aimed at business and some have been built for the enforcement community. The Cooperation Fund´s tools provide a wealth of information on trade mark, design and classification issues.

The tools are grouped under the following headings: 

  • Search and Classification: These tools enable users to search the existing trade marks and designs of participating offices and find the right terms for classification. The tools are completely free to use and updated daily.
  • IP Services and Quality: These tools help to increase transparency and certainty for users, and aid in standardising and modernising processes in participating IP Offices.
  • IP Enforcement and Awareness: These tools support enforcement and business to share information on IP infringements safely and securely, as well as raising IP awareness among small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

 

Search and classification tools

TMview

Trade mark search tool


TMclass

Trade mark classification tool


DesignView

Registered designs search tool


DesignClass

Design classification tool




























Ip services and quality

Software Package

Web based suite of tools supporting the trade marks and designs lifecycle


Terminology Maintenance Console

Common administrative tool used to maintain the Harmonised Database of terms for goods and services classification


Common Gateway for Applications

An easy and efficient way to access the European Trade Mark and Design Network.


XML and architecture standards

TM.XML standards extension and architecture definition


Seniority

A seniority claim allows you to maintain the right obtained in a member state, under the EUTM.


Forecasting

Generating trade mark and design filing forecasts for IP Offices


Quality

EU IP Offices quality standards


Similarity

IP Office assessments of similarity of G&S


CESTO

A common support tool for examiners


Common User Satisfaction Survey

Harmonised survey system for IP Offices


Common Contact Centre Database

Common tool to handle user information and support services for IP Offices


Ip enforcement and awareness

Enforcement Database

Helping business and enforcement in the fight against counterfeit goods


ACIST

Cross border data sharing for enforcers


e-Learning for SMEs

Concise and easy IP e-learning for SMEs


ACRIS

Anti-counterfeiting Rapid Intelligence System