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Trinidad and Tobago joins TMview

As of 15 April 2024, the Trinidad and Tobago Intellectual Property Office (TTIPO) has made its trade mark data available in the TMview search tool.

With the TTIPO on board, the TMview tool now contains data from 77 participating offices, and with the addition of more than 55 500 trade marks from the TTIPO, TMview now provides information and access to more than 121 million trade marks in total.

Since its introduction on 13 April 2010, TMview has been used to perform more than 128 million searches from users worldwide, with the United States, Spain, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and China among the most frequent visitors.

The integration of the TTIPO in TMview is a concrete result of the EU-funded CARIFORUM Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation (CarIPI) project, which is directed by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). It was achieved thanks also to the collaboration of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Throughout the project, CarIPI has provided the TTIPO with the technical assistance to be able to implement intellectual property treaties.

On 12 October 2020, Trinidad and Tobago became the 107th member of the Madrid System for the international registration of trade marks. To bolster the institutional capacity to benefit businesses and users of the intellectual property system in Trinidad and Tobago, CarIPI has published a guide on the Madrid Protocol. The booklet The Madrid protocol – A route to global branding guides entrepreneurs through the international registration of their trade marks and serves as a reference document for companies who want to protect their brands in international markets.

Since 12 July 2021, the TTIPO has also been included in TMclass and the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB), which is the world's largest multilingual database for goods and services. Whenever a user selects a term from the HDB, they can be sure it will be accepted when their application is examined. It also means that the term is already translated into all the EU languages. The application can therefore be processed more smoothly.

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