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Haiti will use HDB

As of 13 June 2022, the Industrial Property Service of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of Haiti (SPIMCI) will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.

Following SPIMCI’s decision to use the HDB, there are now 24 IP offices outside the EU that use and accept terms from this database.

The inclusion of SPIMCI in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO and the EUIPO, to 90.

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 SPIMCI is a concrete result of the CARIFORUM Intellectual Property and Innovation Project (CarIPI) funded under the 11th European Development Fund and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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