august 03, 2020 Uudised
Uganda joins TMclass and DesignClass
As of 03 August 2020, the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) is part of TMclass and DesignClass. URSB will now use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass as well as the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI) in DesignClass.
Following URSB ’s decision to use HDB and HDBPI there are now 11 non-EU IP offices in TMclass and 10 in DesignClass which use and accept terms from these harmonised databases.
The addition of URSB in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP Offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO and EUIPO, to 81. URSB’s participation brings the total number of IP offices using DesignClass to 37 IP offices.
TMclass offers users the opportunity to search and translate goods and services to and from any of the 44 languages available, while DesignClass facilitates the search and translation of product indications in 28 languages.
The adoption of HDB and HDBPI by URSB are concrete results of the EU funded project called Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) Action for Africa (AfrIPI), which is directed by the European Commission and executed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).