The Trade Marks Rules, 2017 has been published by the Government of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) by notification dated 06/03/2017 in Part II, Section 3, Sub-Section (ii) of the Gazette of India, Extraordinary and has been made effective from the date of publication i.e. 06/03/2017. The said…
Indian Trademark office has now integrated its trademark data with the TMview Search tool. The TMview is an online consultation tool allowing any Internet user to search, free of charge, the trademarks of all participating official trade mark Offices. It is multilingual and easy-to-use, and gives access to trade mark applications and registrations of the participating official trade mark offices in a single place.
You can use TMview to:
- Carry out a trade mark search
- Check for the availability of your trade mark name
- Discover what your competitors are protecting
- Provide information to trade mark examiners.
As of 26 April 2017, The Indian Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM) has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool. This successful integration is the result of the EU-INDIA Intellectual Property Cooperation (IPC-EUI) project co-funded by the European Commission and the EUIPO within the International Cooperation framework and in close collaboration with CGPDTM. This last extension brings the total number of offices participating in TMview to 57 and with the addition of more than 800,000 trade marks from India TMview now provides information and access to almost 43 million trade marks in total.
Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010 the tool has served more than 29 million searches from 155 different countries.
You can find out more at www.tmview.org