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Monday, 26 November 2012

TMView jigsaw almost complete

The completion of the internal market of the European Union moved a step closer last week as Austria and Germany joined TMView. The free-to-access trade marks database hosted at www.tmview.europa.eu now contains 9.1 million records from 24 EU countries as well as the OHIM and WIPO. The remaining member states, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland and Poland are expected to join on 10 December 2012.


But why stop there? Croatia joins the system on 1 July 2013, Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey are official candidate countries, Albania has submitted an application. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo are potential future candidates. In these challenging times for pan-European relations this Kat believes that any sign of unity should be applauded. TMview is a great example of just  what can be achieved when we all work together.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The UK contribution to TMView is sadly lacking as it does not disclose the trademark holder. Hopefully this will be rectified soon but its not a good advert for the UK IT

Anonymous said...

And unfortunately clicking for more details on a UKIPO entry takes you to a page which says the national office is the Danish PTO.

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