As of 22 October 2018 the National Registry of the Republic of Costa Rica (RNPCR) has made its trade mark and design data available to the TMview and DesignView search tools.
With RNPCR on board TMview and DesignView, both tools now contain data from 68 participating offices.
With the addition of more than 275.000 trade marks from RNPCR, TMview provides information and access to more than 51,9 million trade marks in total. DesignView contains more than 14,1 million designs, including more than 1700 designs from RNPCR.
Since the introduction of TMview on 13 April 2010, the tool has served more than 47,4 million searches from 166 different countries, with Spain, China and Germany among the most frequent users. As to DesignView, it went live on 19 November 2012, and has since then served more than 4 million searches from 163 different countries, with users from the UK, Germany and China among the most frequent users.
The integrations of RNPCR in TMview and Designview are concrete results of the IP Key Latin America programme directed by the European Commission and executed by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO).