The Gambia joins TMclass
As of 18 December 2023, The Gambia Industrial Property Office (GIPO) will use and accept the terms from the harmonised database of goods and services (HDB) in TMclass.
Following GIPO’s decision to use the HDB, there are now 32 IP offices outside the EU that use and accept terms from this database.
The new incorporation of GIPO in TMclass brings the total number of participating national and regional IP offices, including ARIPO, OAPI, WIPO, and the EUIPO, to 96.
TMclass offers users the opportunity to search for and translate goods and services to and from any of the 44 languages available as well as verifying the terms’ correct classification under the Nice classification.
The integration of GIPO in TMclass is a concrete result of the EU-funded project called Intellectual Property Rights Action for Africa (AfrIPI), which is implemented by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO)