As of 14 September 2015, the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO), the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) have made their industrial design data available to the Designview tool, a searchable database for IP users set up by the EU's IP office OHIM (Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market).
The integration of Chinese data through SIPO is a concrete result of EU-China cooperation in the field of Intellectual Property, the 10th anniversary of which we are celebrating this year. it was achieved thanks to the excellent bilateral cooperation between SIPO and OHIM, and the support of the IP key action managed by OHIM.
With SIPO, CIPO and USPTO on-board, there are now 35 participating IP offices in Designview. With the addition of more than 3.3 million designs from SIPO, Designview now provides information and access to more than 8.6 million industrial designs in total for IP professionals, companies and other users worldwide.
Since the introduction of Designview on 19th November 2012, about 1.2 million searches from 137 different countries have been carried out using the tool. Now Chinese rights owners and other users can access this service in a Chinese language version.