On the 18th May 2015, the Icelandic Patent Office was integrated into the DesignView database, making its design data available to the Designview search tool. DesignView is a fully multilingual centralised system providing access to all registered design information held by the participating National Offices, allowing users to perform searches in one common platform.
Designview now boasts 31 participating offices and, with the addition of over 3,500 designs provided by the Icelandic Patent Office, it now provides information and access to circa 4.2 million designs in total.
Designview now boasts 31 participating offices and provides access to circa 4.2 million designs in total
Iceland’s said integration is a concrete result of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners.
Malta joined Designview in March 2014 and other participating offices include, inter alia, Bulgaria, Benelux, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia and OHIM.