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05.04.2011 09:21
Trademarks

OHIM: New "eSearch plus" service launched

OHIM has launched an exciting new search service combining the data in ten previous databases.

By: RA Jens Liesegang

eSearch plus, which is currently in trial or "beta" version, allows the easy searching and monitoring of Community trade marks and  registered Community designs, as well as looking for owners, representatives and related case-law, all via a single user-friendly interface.

The new service offers advanced features including more complete information, sorting and filtering options, and new means of setting up "alerts" delivered via RSS.

While all the existing services such as CTM Online, RCD Online and the case-law databases will continue to be available for some time it is planned to phase them out once eSearch plus is on final release.

The current eSearch plus service is in English only, but the final version will be made available in all the OHIM languages.

Users are invited to switch immediately to using the "beta" service, which has already been extensively tested. We would very much appreciate feedback during this trial phase using the provided survey, which is available directly from the eSearch plus page on the website.



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