The China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) made its trade mark data available to the TMview search tool.
With CNIPA on board of TMview, the tool now contains data from 75 participating offices. With the addition of more than 32 million trade marks from CNIPA, TMview now provides information and access to more than 96,4 million trade marks in total.
Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 81 million searches from users worldwide, with United States, Spain, Germany, Italy and China among the most frequent visitors.
The integration of CNIPA in TMview has been possible thanks to the support of IP Key China, an EU-funded project that promotes intellectual property rights in China and cooperates with local authorities and which is implemented and co-funded by the EUIPO.