News from the European Trade mark and Design Network

trade markAs of 14 September 2015, the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool.

The integration of CIPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by the Office for harmonization in the internal market in collaboration with its international partners. With CIPO on-board, there are now 41 participating offices in TMview. With the addition of almost 1,3 million trade marks from Canada, TMview now provides information and access to more than 27,4 million trade marks in total.

Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 15,2 million searches from 148 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and Italy among the most frequent visitors.

The Hungarian Intellectual Property Office (HIPO) has implemented trade mark e-filing.

The trade mark e-filing system, part of the Software Package of services developed under the Cooperation Fund , allows Hungarian users to file their trade mark applications electronically.

With this latest integration, the total number of tools and services implemented by EU national and regional intellectual property offices has reached 352.

The overall aim of the Cooperation Fund is to benefit users across the EU by providing modern, state of the art tools and services for EU national and regional offices.

This latest integration was made possible thanks to the close cooperation between OHIM and HIPO staff members, both on and off site.

Source: European Trademark and Design Network