As of 13 September 2021, the Belize Intellectual Property Office (BELIPO) will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.
Following BELIPO’s decision to use the HDB, there are now 18 IP offices outside the EU that use and accept terms from this database.
The inclusion of BELIPO in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO and the EUIPO, to 87.
TMclass offers users the opportunity to search for and translate goods and services to and from any of the 44 languages available as well as verifying the terms’ correct classification under the Nice classification.
The adoption of the HDB by BELIPO is a concrete result of the CARIFORUM Intellectual Property and Innovation Project funded under the 11th European Development Fund and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).