As of 04 November 2019, the National Institute of Industrial Property of Argentina (INPI) is part of TMclass. INPI will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database (HDB) in TMclass.
Also on 04 November 2019, the National Institute for the Defense of Free Competition and the Protection of Intellectual Property of Peru (INDECOPI) will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI) DesignClass.
Following INPI’s decision to use HDB there are now seven non-EU IP offices that use and accept terms from HDB. Likewise, as a result of INDECOPI’s decision to use HDBPI, there are seven IP offices from outside the European Union (EU), which use and accept terms from HDBPI.
The last addition of INPI in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP Offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO and EUIPO, to 76. With INDECOPI on board DesignClass, there are now 32 IP offices in this tool.
TMclass offers users the opportunity to search and translate goods and services to and from any of the 44 languages available. In DesignClass you can search and translate product indications in 27 languages.
The adoption of HDB by INPI as well as INDECOPI’s acceptance of HDBPI are concrete results of the IP Key Latin America programme directed by the European Commission and executed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).