This interesting bit of news, may be helpful to many of our clients.
Awapatent AB, one of Europe’s leading IP firms, have informed us that the European Union’s trademark registry (OHIM) has launched a new database, TMView. The database will incorporate trademark listings of all European trademark bodies, making it possible to search OHIM, Madrid and all 27 European TM registries with one single search.
At the time of writing, TMView includes information from trademark databases maintained by:
This summer, Spain will become the next country to be included, followed later in the year by Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia and France. The ultimate intention is to extend the database to include all 27 EU member states, enabling TMView users to search among approximately 8.5 million registered trademarks.