Austria joins DesignView
As of 09 December 2014, the Austrian Patent Office (ÖPA) has made its design data available to the DesignView search tool.
The integration of the ÖPA is a concrete result of the Cooperation Fund Programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its European partners.
This last extension brings the total number of offices participating in DesignView to 24. Besides Austria these are: Bulgaria, Benelux, Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia, Cyprus, Denmark and the OHIM. The total number of countries on-board also includes 4 recent incorporations of non-EU offices: Mexico, Morocco, Norway and Russia. With the addition of more than 70.000 Austrian designs, DesignView now provides information and access to more than 2,7 million designs in total.
Since the introduction of DesignView in November 2012, the tool has served more than 783.000 searches from 135 different countries, with users from Germany, Spain, the UK and France among the most frequent visitors.
You can find out more at https://www.tmdn.org/tmdsview-web/welcome.