New Zealand is already part of TMview search tool

participating officesEarlier this month, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) made its trade mark data available in the TMview search tool and became one of its participating offices.

TMview now contains data from 73 participating offices.

With the addition of more than 685,000 trade marks from IPONZ, TMview provides information and access to more than 57 million trade marks.

Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 67 million searches from 169 different countries, with Spain, China and Germany among the most frequent users.

Users of TMview can:

· Check the availability of their idea for a trade mark name.
· Find out the goods and services protected by their competitors’ trade marks.
· Receive updates on selected trade marks for: Change of status, change of name and end of opposition period.

The integration of IPONZ is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by EUIPO in collaboration with its international partners.

Source: EUIPO