In Singapore on August 25, 2015, ASEAN Designview and ASEAN TMclass, two projects developed by the ASEAN IP Offices with the support of ECAP III, the EU-ASEAN IPRs Cooperation Program, officially launched during IPOS IP Week.
The launch ceremony took place with the presence of Dr. Michael Pulch (Ambassador of the European Union to Singapore), Ms. Shahrinah Yusof Khan (Director General of the Intellectual Property Office of Brunei Darussalam and Chairperson of the ASEAN Working Group for Intellectual Property Cooperation), Mr. Ernesto Rubio (OHIM Representative), Mr. Ignacio de Medrano Caballero (ECAP III Project Leader) and senior representatives from all ASEAN IP Offices.
ASEAN Designview contains more than 100,000 design registrations having effects in the participating ASEAN countries. These are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. It is expected that Indonesia and Myanmar will also join soon.
ASEAN TMclass is an online consultation tool offering free of charge public access to a database of terms accepted by all of the ASEAN IP Offices as suitable to identify goods and services for the purpose of the registration of marks.
These two tools compliment the launch last year of ASEAN TMView, the online consultation tool also developed with the support of ECAP III with information on almost 3 million trademarks and allowing interested parties to search, free of charge, the trademarks registered with all the existing IP Offices in ASEAN.
The ten ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) explicitly expressed how pleased they were with the launch of these three ASEAN IP information platforms and their value as online search tools that will contribute towards enhancing the quality of the services provided by the ASEAN IP Offices in the areas of trademarks and industrial designs.
You can access to both tools at ecap-project.org or at asean-tm.org, asean-designview.org and asean-tmclass.org, respectively.