February 19, 2019

Brunei and Monaco join TMView and DesignView

Marking an exciting start to the new year, Brunei and Monaco became the latest additions to TMview and DesignView as of January 2019.

The Brunei Intellectual Property Office (BRuIPO) officially joined both TMview and DesignView as of January 23, 2019, allowing users of the respective search tools to access the countries trademark data via TMView, and design data through DesignView. With an impressive 46,234 trademarks covered by Brunei to date, users of TMview are set to benefit a great deal from the country opting in to the search tool. Additionally, users of DesignView will be afforded the opportunity to utilise the 190 designs covered by the BRuIPO. Brunei's integration into both search tools is a direct result of the IP Key South East Asia programme executed by EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office). IP Key SEA’s objective is to assist countries of South East Asia with the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement concluded with the EU.

Following Brunei, the Industrial Property Office of the Business Development Agency of Monaco (MCIPO) officially joined TMview as of January 28, 2019. As the 69th and most recent participating office utilising the search tool, they contribute 16,744 trademarks to the database and greatly benefit TMview users. Similarly to Brunei, Monaco's integration was encouraged through the International Cooperation programme, also executed by EUIPO, in collaboration with its international partners.

TMview provides access and data for 50,392,564 trademarks globally and has continued to grow since its introduction on April 13, 2010. China, Germany and Spain are among the top three countries for frequent usage of TMview, with over 160 countries privy to the data source.

DesignView was introduced two years later, going live on November 19, 2012. Providing data for over 14.4 million designs from over 160 countries, DesignView has facilitated almost 4.4 million searches worldwide. The UK, Germany and China are among the top three countries for frequent usage of the search tool.

Author: Danielle Carvey