Brunei joins TMview and DesignView

As of 23 January 2019 the Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BruIPO) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools.

European Cooperation: Cyprus implements the Capture and Store Historical Files project

The Cypriot Department of Registrar of Companies and Official Receiver (CY DRCOR) has successfully implemented the Capture and Store Historical Files.

European Cooperation: Austria implements e-filing for trade marks

The Austrian Patent Office (Österreichisches Patentamt, ÖPA) has implemented the Software Package Front Office (SPFO) for the e-filing of trade marks, a tool developed under the EUIPO’s European...

IP Australia joins TMclass

IP Australia joins TMclass As of 19 December 2018 IP Australia has joined TMclass with the latest...

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...