September 12, 2018

New members of the EUIPO’s flagship tools

Over Summer 2018, Uruguay, Honduras, El Salvador and Costa Rica have newly joined TMview, DesignView and TM Class, which are recognised to be convenient and useful online search and classification tools.

On July 30, 2018, the National Industrial Property Office of Uruguay provided access to its data on trademarks and designs via three flagship tools, i.e. DesignView, TMview and TM Class.

On the same date, the General Directorate of Intellectual Property of Honduras acceded to the DesignView tool only.

Alongside Uruguay, the TMclass classification tool gained two more national IP offices, i.e. the National Registry Centre of El Salvador and the Cuban Office of Industrial Property, which joined the tool on July 30, 2018, and August 8, 2018, accordingly.

Furthermore, on July 30, the National Registry of the Republic of Costa Rica began using the list of goods and services from the TMclass and became the third IP office outside of the European Union to take advantages of the harmonised trademark database.

The very same day, the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks made it possible to carry out image search via TMview’s visual search facility, which was launched in 2017 as a pilot project. The access to visual search for images via TMview has already been provided by the EUIPO as well as national IP offices of the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Bulgaria, Lithuania and Greece.

Covering more and more regions within search and classification tools, the European Trade Mark and Design Network strives to provide IP professionals and right holders with more data on the existing trademarks and designs as well as with the right terms for classification.


Author: Jessica Chester