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July 30, 2018 European Trade Mark and Design Network
Uruguay, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica join the Flagship tools
As of 30 July 2018, Uruguay, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica have joined the EUIPO’s Flagship tools.
The National Directorate of Industrial Property under the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining of Uruguay (DNPI) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools while the General Directorate of Intellectual Property of Honduras (DIGEPIH) has also made its design data available to DesignView.
Additionally, DNPI and the National Registry Centre of El Salvador (CNR) have joined TMclass with the latest version of the Nice classification, and the National Registry of the Republic of Costa Rica (RNPCR) has decided to use the list of goods and services from the harmonised database (HDB) in TMclass.
With the addition of DNPI, TMview now contains data from 67 participating offices and with DNPI and DIGEPIH joining DesignView this tool now offers data from 67 offices.
The latest addition of DNPI, CNR and RNPCR in TMclass brings the total number of national and regional IP Offices in the tool to 70.
Likewise, with RNPCR decision to use HDB, there are now 3 non-EU IP offices that use and accept terms from this database.
With the addition of more than 325 000 trade marks from DNPI, TMview provides information and access to more than 51.1 million trade marks in total. DesignView contains more than 13.9 million designs, including more than 1 200 designs from DNPI and more than 400 from DIGEPIH.
Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 44.9 million searches from 166 different countries, with Spain, China and Germany among the most frequent users.
DesignView went live on 19 November 2012 and has since served more than 3.9 million searches from 163 different countries, with users from the UK, Germany and China among the most frequent users.
With the extension of HDB to RNPCR through TMclass, this tool now offers users the possibility to search and translate more than 58 000 harmonised concepts among 30 IP offices. It also allows for the translation of goods and services to and from any of the 44 available languages available.
The implementations of DNPI, DIGEPIH, CNR and RNPCR in the flagship tools are concrete results of the IP Key Latin America programme directed by the European Commission and executed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).