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July 04, 2018 EU Intellectual Property Network
Visual search extended 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.
Trade marks registered at the national intellectual property offices of Spain, Bulgaria and Lithuania, as well as those of the Greek Trade Mark Office are now all fully searchable using images.
As a result, it is now possible to search nearly seven million trade marks within TMview via visual search.
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:
Click on the camera icon to display the ‘Drag and drop or upload image' box.
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.
TMview contains nearly 50 million trade marks from 66 participating IP offices around the world. It is updated daily and is free to use.