Lao joins TMview and DesignView
The Department of Intellectual Property (DIP) of Lao People's Democratic Republic has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView systems, announced European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).
With Lao on board of TMview and DesignView, both search tools now contain data from 69 participating offices.
With the addition of more than 46,000 trade marks from Lao DIP, TMview provides information and access to more than 53.3 million trade marks in total. DesignView contains more than 14.5 million designs, including 491 designs from Lao DIP.
Since the introduction of TMview in April 2010, the tool has served more than 51.2 million searches from 169 different countries, with Spain, China and Germany among the most frequent users. DesignView went live in November 2012, and has since served almost 4.4 million searches from 169 different countries, with users from the UK, Germany and China among the most frequent users.
The integration of Lao DIP in TMview and DesignView are concrete results of the ARISE+ IPR programme directed by the European Commission and executed by the EUIPO.