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Guatemala joins DESIGNclass

As of 29 January 2024, the Registry of Intellectual Property of Guatemala (RPI-GT) is part of Design Class and will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI).

Following RPI-GT’s decision to use HDBPI, there are now 18 IP offices outside the European Union (EU) in DesignClass that use and accept the terms from this harmonised database. With this incorporation, the total number of participating IP offices increases to 44.

DesignClass is a tool that helps you search and translate the product indications needed to apply for design protection. It offers a set of user-friendly functions that can help users find the Harmonised Database of Product Indications (HDBPI) that best fits the products to which a design is applied. Also, it offers the opportunity to search and translate product indications into 30 languages.

The adoption of HDBPI by RPI-GT is a concrete result of the IP Key Latin America programme, directed by the European Commission and implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).

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