As of 23rd November 2015, 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, there are now 43 participating offices in TMview. With the addition of more than 3,6 million trade marks from Japan, TMview now provides information and access to more than 31 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.