TMview’s visual search facility, which allows users to search for trade mark images in the world’s largest online trade mark database, has been extended to cover six more intellectual property offices within the EU.Trade marks registered at the national intellectual property offices of Cyprus (DRCOR), Portugal (INPI), Slovenia (SIPO) and Finland (PRH) are fully searchable using images since 30 November, as well as Hungary (HIPO) and Austria (OPA) which enabled this functionality on 14 December.
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has approved the Patent and Registration Office’s (PRH) proposal for changes to some of its fees. The changes also apply to trademark fees: some will rise and some will fall.
Examples of new fees
Fees valid from 1 May 2017 (current fee in brackets):
商標登録出願/ trademark application
紙出願/ paper application 275 euros (250 euros)
電子出願/ online application 225 euros (215 euros)
2区分以上の区分ごとの割り増し料 class fee for each class beyond the first 100 euros (80 euros)
更新登録/ renewal of registration
紙/on paper 275 euros (300 euros)
電子/online 225 euros (275 euros)
2区分以上の区分ごとの割り増し料 class fee for each class beyond the first 100 euros (125 euros)
異議申立/ filing an opposition against a registration 275 euros (215 euros)
Please note that the online service is only available in Finnish and in Swedish.