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10 million brands in WIPO’s database
The World Intellectual Property Organization has significantly expanded its public database of global brands and trade marks, which it claims makes it the largest free, public trade mark search facility on Earth.
In a recent media release, WIPO revealed that it has now added a total of six additional national collections to its Global Brand Database, which has resulted in it more than quadrupling in size.
With the addition of data from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, as well as five others, WIPO’s database has grown from 2.2 million entries to 10.9 million records on file.
The database now includes national intellectual property collections from the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Morocco, Estonia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria and Australia – as well as WIPO’s collection of international trade marks registered under the Madrid Protocol.
The WIPO Global Brand Database can be searched for free and has some useful search functions although it doesn’t have quite the same degree of flexibility or detail in terms of search parameters when compared with many national databases, including Australia’s ATMOSS. It will nonetheless be another useful resource for international trade mark applicants looking to file trade marks overseas.
Markwell provides comprehensive trade mark search services to search Australian and overseas trade marks. We interpret and report on search results and provide clear filing recommendations based on each search. Contact us to find out more about our professional search services.
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