Since the end of October 2015, all TMView users can now consult the trademarks registered in Switzerland as well as the applications for registration of Swiss trademarks on this website!
TMView is a tool for consulting information on trademarks registered in several countries, which can be consulted on the Internet. While the requests that can be made on TMView remain simple, this website has the following advantages:
– to be free and accessible 24 hours a day,
– to collect trademark data from 42 Registries, namely trademarks registered in the following territories:
Austria (AT), Bulgaria (BG), Benelux (BX), Canada (CA), Switzerland (CH), Cyprus (CY), Czech Republic (CZ), Germany (DE), Denmark (DK), Estonia (EE), Spain (ES), Finland (FI), France (FR), United Kingdom (GB), Greece (GR), Croatia (HR), Hungary (HU), Ireland (IE), Iceland (IS), Italy (IT), Republic of Korea (KR), Lithuania (LT), Latvia (LV), Morocco (MA), FYROM (MK), Malta (MT), Mexico (MX), Norway (NO), Philippines (PH), Poland (PL), Portugal (PT), Romania (RO), Serbia (RS), Russian Federation (UK), Sweden (SE), Slovenia (SI), Slovakia (SK), Tunisia (TN), Turkey (TR), USA (US), OHIM (EM), WIPO (WO).
Thus, in a few clicks, you have the possibility to search if a trademark is registered in these territories, who owns it, for which goods and services is this trademark protected…
However, be careful ! If you wish to determine if your trademark project is available, IP Avenue recommends that you use TMView as a first step and not to conclude on the availability of your trademark until you have conducted a full prior art search. Indeed, the complete search for prior art must be entrusted to experts for several reasons, in particular:
– these searches are not limited to prior trademarks but also to other prior rights such as trade names, domain names…,
– these searches are not limited to identical or almost identical trademarks but also to so-called “similar” trademarks for which search techniques must be followed….,
– finally, it is necessary to know the protection systems that coexist. Particularly, a trademark may be protected in Switzerland through a registration with the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) or by registration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) designating the Swiss territory….
IP Avenue remains at your disposal to provide you with further information on these protections and prior art searches.