European Cooperation: visual search for TMview extended to Germany

European Cooperation: visual search for TMview extended to Germany

On 9 December 2020, TMview’s visual search facility, which allows users to search for trade mark images in the world’s largest online trade mark database, continues to be extended with the addition of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA).

As of 30 November 2020, the DPMA has made its trade mark images available via the TMview visual search tool. Since 2017, when the first image search facility was implemented in TMview, different intellectual property offices have incorporated this capability into their search facilities.

With this successful implementation the DPMA joins the intellectual property offices of Austria, the Benelux, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the UK, as well as the EUIPO. This brings the total number of participating offices to 25.

The image search function can be used on trade marks from the above countries that have an image, further enriching TMview as a whole.

The extended visual search in TMview is a result of the work undertaken as part of the EUIPO’s European Cooperation Projects.

Source : EUIPO – European Cooperation: visual search for TMview extended to G (europa.eu)

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