As of 23 November, the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview trade mark search tool.
The integration of JPO is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners.
With JPO on-board, TMview now contains data from 51 participating offices, including those accessible through the ASEAN TMview. With the addition of more than 3,6 million trade marks from Japan, TMview and ASEAN TMview now provide information and access to more than 34,5 million trade marks in total.
Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 16,8 million searches from 151 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and Italy among the most frequent visitors.
You can find out more at www.tmview.org