Visual search extended to Italy, Sweden and Malta in TMview

Visual search extended to Italy, Sweden and Malta in TMview TMview’s visual search facility, which allows users to search for trade marks in...

General Court confirms official character of TMview

By a judgment rendered on 6 December 2018 in case T-848/16, Deichmann v EUIPO – Vans (V), the General Court confirmed that extracts from TMview are acceptable evidence in inter partes...

Consultation on convergence projects CP8 and CP9

The draft Common Practices of the CP8 project (Use of a trade mark in a form differing from the one registered) and CP9 project (Distinctiveness of shape marks containing other elements when the...

European cooperation: BPO implements a quality management system

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria (BPO) has successfully completed the external audit that certifies the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS) according to the ISO 9001...

Mexico to use the list of terms from the harmonised database in TMclass

As of 12 November 2018, the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) will use the list of goods and services from the harmonised database (HDB) in TMclass and IMPI’s online tool ClasNiza.

USS implemented in Montenegro

As of 5 November 2018 the Intellectual Property Office of Montenegro (IPOM) has implemented the User Satisfaction Survey (USS) tool, which is a strategic objective within LOA4 of SP2020 and thus...

Costa Rica joins TMview and DesignView

As of 22 October 2018 the National Registry of the Republic of Costa Rica (RNPCR) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools.

BOIP implements Back Office for Trade Marks

BOIP implements Back Office for Trade Marks The Benelux Office for Intellectual Property ( BOIP ) has...

DesignEuropa Awards finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner announced

DesignEuropa Awards finalists and Lifetime Achievement Award Winner announced The DesignEuropa Awards are organised by the European...

Ecuador joins TMclass

As of 25 September 2018, Ecuador’s National Service of Intellectual Rights (SENADI) joins TMclass with the latest version of the Nice classification.