France has joined the TMView search tool, which provides free access to trade mark information for 14 different offices around the EU now.
The other offices are OHIM, WIPO, the Czech Republic, Italy, Benelux, Portugal, Denmark, Spain, Slovakia,
Slovenia, Estonia, Bulgaria and France.
The addition of the French national offices is a big boost to the TMView system, bringing in one of Europe's biggest offices with almost 1 million trade marks - raising by 20% the total number of marks in TMView to 6 million.
TMView has had about 230,000 visitors since it launched on April 13 last year.