Germany joins DesignView

    As of today, 07 August 2017, design data from the Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt (DPMA), the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, has been added to DesignView.

    The addition of more than one and a half million German industrial designs brings the total number of designs in the database to over 12 million.


    The incorporation of DPMA’s design data into DesignView means that the design registers of every EU national and regional intellectual property office are now searchable through the tool.

    Since its launch in November 2012, DesignView has grown to become the world’s largest free, online, searchable design database, containing design data from 55 intellectual property offices across the world.

    The DPMA, which celebrates its 140th anniversary in 2017, is the largest intellectual property office in the EU at Member State level, processing over 130,000 patents, trade marks, utility models and designs in 2016.