Industrial Property Office

Austria and Germany join TMview


Trade marks from the Austrian Patent Office and the German Patent and Trade Mark Office have now been added to the TMview search tool which provides free access to trade mark applications and registrations from a number of leading trade mark offices.

The latest expansion brings the total number of offices which have made their trade mark data available to TMview to 23. Besides Austria and Germany these are: Bulgaria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK, WIPO and OHIM. With the addition of about 184.000 Austrian trade marks and more than 1,6m German trade marks, TMview now provides access to more than 9,1m trade marks in total.

TMview, which went live on 13 April 2010, is proving popular with users. Since then it has welcomed more than 910.000 visitors from 185 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and Italy among the most frequent visitors.

You can find out more at www.tmview.europa.eu