As of 31 October 2016, the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool.
The integration of ARIPO is a concrete result of the EUIPO’s International Cooperation framework in collaboration with its international partners.
With ARIPO on-board, Designview now contains data from 52 offices.
With the addition of more than 1.100 designs from ARIPO, Designview now provides information and access to more than 10,1 million designs in total.
Since the introduction of Designview on 19 November 2012, the tool has served more than 2,1 million searches from 146 different countries, with Germany, Spain and the UK among the most frequent users.
You can find out more at www.tmdn.org.