The SIC and INDECOPI join the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s TMclass

Peru’s National Institute for the Defense of Competition and Protection of Intellectual Property (INDECOPI) and Colombia’s Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) made an agreement with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) to be part of the TMclass database.

The database contains information of over 60 Intellectual Property offices and allows quick and easy sorting of products and services for the issuing of Distinctive Sign applications.

TMclass tool users are able to access to a new way to organize the products and services, laid out in a categorized structure within a harmonized database, which consists of smaller groups within each class of goods and services, and keeps the database updated with themes related to the market and the system of the Nice Classification.

Users can easily identify over 70,000 terms and expressions for various products and services that are acceptable in practice by the Heads of Distinctive Signs from INDECOPI and SIC. Another very useful advantage for users is searching and translating words and terms in 40 different languages vailable in the database.

Find more information about this data base TMclass at: http://euipo.europa.eu/ec2/