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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Taking a view: where Germans and Spanish both go

The Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) has happily announced that trade marks from the French national offices have now been added to the TMview search tool -- the new tool which provides free access to trade mark applications and registrations from a number of leading trade mark offices, including OHIM. 

The latest expansion of TMview brings the total number of offices contributing data to 14: the other 13 are OHIM, WIPO, the UK, Czech Republic, Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Denmark, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia and Bulgaria.

With the addition of almost one million French trade marks, TMview now provides access to approximately six million trade marks.   In its first year it welcomed about 230,000 visitors from around 150 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and Italy among the most frequent visitors.

You can find out more about it here.  Merpel is most impressed. She has heard so much about Germans visiting Spain, but here is somewhere that Germans and Spaniards both visit!

Source: "France joins TMview", OHIM website, here

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