The intellectual property (IP) offices of Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam and Laos are to integrate their trade mark and design data into the global trade mark and design search databases, TMview and Designview.
The databases have been developed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), in conjunction with its European and international partners.
At a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday, the directors-general and other senior officials from the Southeast Asian IP offices held discussions on how to further extend state of the art tools and databases to more Asean member states’ IP offices during a forum with EUIPO Representatives, organised in the framework of the EU-funded IP Key Southeast Asia programme.
TMview currently contains over 51 million trade marks from 67 IP offices around the world, while Designview contains approximately 14 million designs from 67 participating offices. Both multilingual databases are free to use, accessible online and available 24/7. They allow users to search for trade marks and designs in each and every one of the registers of the participating offices.
The Director General of the Directorate General of Intellectual Property (DGIP) of Indonesia, Freddy Harris, commented, “The addition of the Indonesian data further consolidates the usefulness of the TMview and Designview databases, making them the go-to resource for rights holders and IP practitioners.”