EUIPO announces free search engine for Andean TMs


Alex Baldwin

EUIPO announces free search engine for Andean TMs

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The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has launched CAN TMview, a free trademark search engine for the Andean countries.

Users can now view information on trademarks registered in Colombia and Peru with the search engine. Ecuador is in the process of joining the service and Bolivia is also expected to join soon.

The EUIPO’s general secretary of the Andean community, Jorge Pedraza, announced the launch of CAN TMview as part of the EUIPO’s IPKey Latin America project—aimed at supporting the growth in IP protection across the region.

Pedraza said: "I am grateful for the cooperation of IPKey and the EUIPO, because it strengthens the Andean Digital Agenda that is promoted by CAN. This will make available to the 111 million citizens and IP offices, a unified and free search engine for Andean brands."

IPKey Latin America’s project leader Pedro Duarte claims that the tool is targeted towards small and medium-sized businesses in the EU that are interested in investing in the Andean region.

Duarte said: “The goal is to continue improving the transparency, predictability and accessibility of intellectual property in the countries of the Andean Community, in addition to taking a step forward in modernising the practices of IP offices towards a more user-friendly environment.”

CAN TMview draws inspiration from the global TM search engine TMview, also operated by the EUIPO. China joined TMview in May, adding 32 million marks registered by the China National Intellectual Property Administration to the database.

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