As of 18 December 2013, Rospatent has made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool, as well as the Russian interface of the tool has gone live.
This integration is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners and joint OHIM-Rospatent projects.
TMview is the online multilingual consultation tool allowing the users to search trade marks of all the participating trade mark Offices free of charge. Since its introduction on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 5 million searches from 205 different countries, with users from Spain, Germany and Italy among the most frequent visitors.
Besides Rospatent, as of December 18 2013, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has also integrated into TMview.
This last extension brings the total number of offices participating in TMview to 34 and with the addition of more than 400.000 Russian trade marks, as well as about 6,5 million US trade marks. TMview now provides information and access to almost than 20 million trade marks in total.
You can find out more at www.tmview.org.