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trade mark and domain databases

Introduction

Marquesa provides two distinct types of database: MQ databases and Patent Office direct databases. MQ databases are indexed by Marquesa and hosted on our own servers; 'direct' databases are online databases provided by various Patent and Trademark offices around the world. MQ databases are accessible via the Browser and the MqPro interface and are indexed comprehensively. Direct databases are currently only available via MqPro and there are indexing restrictions which vary from country to country.

Because trade mark regimes overlap (e.g. the Community Trade Marks apply to all EU Member States) so they must be searched together with the National Marks for a particular country. There are other regimes which overlap, in particular the International Marks which designate particular countries. In the case of the UK,US and Ireland these International Madrid marks are included in the National Databases so needn't be searched separately; however in the case of Germany they are not included in the database we provide so a search of marks relevant to Germany must include the IR - DE (the subset of the IR database consisting of marks designating Germany). In 2004 it became possible to apply for International marks designating the EU as a whole; these IR - EM marks which perhaps rightfully should be part of the CTMs, are not included there so must be searched separately. Other overlapping regimes arise from e.g. the Paris Convention ( which gives special protection to Flags, Armorial Bearings, Hallmarks, names of International bodies etc..), the World Health Organisation's mandate (which gives special protection to International Non-Proprietary Names (INNs), and many other directives, conventions and agreements. 21,000 names protected in this way are included in the Reserved Words database. More will be added (e.g. USBANs).

[UK] United Kingdom Trade Marks

  • The text of the United Kingdom marks is provided by the UK Patent Office from their OPTICS databases run by the Department of Trade and Industry mainframe at Cirencester.
  • The images of marks are provided by the UK Patent Office TRIMMS databases run at their Newport offices.
  • The Madrid protocol marks designating the UK are provided by WIPO via the UK Patent Office.
  • The history data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • N.B. Excludes International Marks designating the EU.

[CM] European Community Trade Marks

  • Text and images of the CTM are provide by OHIM in Alicante, Spain.
  • History data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • Pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • N.B. Excludes International Marks designating the EU.

[US] USA Federal Trade Marks

  • All data is obtained from TESS and other searching services provided by the USPTO.
  • Includes Madrid marks (Application numbers prefixed M).

[DE] German Trade Marks

  • The German database and updates are sourced from Schutz Marken Dienst GmbH.
  • The history data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • N.B. Excludes Madrid marks and International Marks designating the EU.

[IR] International Trade Marks includes IR - EM marks, see below

  • The text and images of the International Marks are supplied by WIPO.
  • The history data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The International marks designating the European Union are a very important subset of the IR database. Notated as IR - EM in Marquesa, this subset of the IR database must be included in all searches of any EU country's marks because they are not included in the CTMs or in any of the country databases.

[IE] Irish Trade Marks

  • Text and images are provided by the Irish Patent Office and include the Madrid marks which have Application numbers prefixed by M.
  • The Database includes Government of Ireland Copyright material. Government of Ireland Copyright 1988.
  • The history data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • N.B. Excludes International Marks designating the EU.

[CD] Community Designs

  • The descriptive text and images are provided by OHIM.
  • The history data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The Vienna Codes are provided by Marquesa.
  • The words and associated indexes are provided by Marquesa.
  • The pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.

[RW] Reserved Words

  • application numbers 100000 to 102415, Art6ter of the Paris Convention. Source WIPO

  • application numbers 200000 to 208065, INNs (International Nonproprietary Names). Source:- World Health Organisation

  • application numbers 300000 to 300821 , USANs (United States Adopted Names). Source:- USAN Council, American Medical Association

  • application numbers 400000 to 420761 ,CPVR (Community Plant Variety Right). Source:- Community Plant Variety Office

  • application numbers 500000 to 501251 (PDOs, PGIs, and TSGs)

    PDO (Protected Designation of Origin), European Union (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development. Source:- DOOR Database of Origin and Registration.

    PGI (Protected Geographical Indication), European Union (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development. Source:- DOOR Database of Origin and Registration.

    TSG ( Traditional Speciality Guaranteed), European Union (EU) Agriculture and Rural Development. Source:- DOOR Database of Origin and Registration.

  • application numbers 600000 to 602671 PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) National/Regional Wines, EU, USA, Brazil. Source:- BACCHUS database

  • application numbers 800000 to 800020 POES (Olympic and Paralympic Emblems and Titles), International Olympic Committee and others, Source:- IOC website.

[UKDOM] United Kingdom Domain Names

  • The list of UK internet domains is provided by Nominet, the official registrar.
  • The list covers .co.uk, .org.uk, .ltd.uk, .plc.uk, .me.uk & .net.uk domains.
  • The history data is generated automatically by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.
  • The pre-searched sets such as UPDATE are generated by Marquesa Search Systems Ltd.

Direct databases

Please click on the links below to obtain details of the particular database, including any current restrictions on the search criteria which may be used.

 

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