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Designs were made available online 11. August 2003.

 

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The search automatically all Danish design registrations and published design applications.

General information on using the search fields

Remember: Support and rules for filling in each search field, with specific examples are available by clicking on ’?’ to the left of the relevant search field.

All search fields are ‘case insensitive’ i.e. both small and capital letters may be entered without influencing the search result.

Truncation: * is used for truncation. At least two letters/numbers must be entered in front of or behind ‘*’. It is possible to use either right or left truncation (e.g. 1999001* entered in the application no. field will search for all files beginning with 1999001: 199900100 – 199900199). Truncation can only be used if the operator in front of the field is ‘=’.

Masking: ? is used for masking (in replacement of a letter or a number, e.g. Pe?ersen search for both Petersen and Pedersen). Masking can only be used if the operator in front of the field is ‘=’.

Search fields containing numbers and dates: 
A given format must be used in such fields. Specific information about this format will be displayed if you click on ‘?’ against each field. In front of these search fields, you can also choose between the following operators:

 

= equal to
> superior to
>= superior to or equal to
< inferior to
<= inferior to or equal
- interval: the search field is converted to a ‘from’ field and a ‘to’ field

 

Search fields containing names and product:
In search fields containing names and product, advanced searches can be conducted if ‘=’ is selected in front of the field. Examples of operators, which can be used in these search fields, are shown below:

AND: word1 and word2 – search result: files containing both words/numbers.

OR: word1 or word2 – search result: files containing at least one of the words/numbers (in number fields, date fields and class fields it is possible to use a blank (space key) to replace ‘or’ if the operator ‘=’ is selected in front of the field.

NOT: word1 not word2 – search result: files containing word1 but not word2.

Brackets: for listing order of priorities of search elements by indication of more advanced search strings.

NEAR: The proximity operator NEAR is used to indicate a specific sequence for two or more words. Read more about the syntax you can use with NEAR 

Stop words: A number of English words are used as operators in advanced searches in the Oracle database that contains the register information (e.g. ‘near’). These words cannot be searched for as individual search words as it is a prerequisite condition that such words must be followed by something else. The search can only be conducted by adding ‘*’ to the search word (e.g. ‘near*’). An error message will be displayed for searches for stopwords without ‘*’. Some Danish words occur so frequently in that there is little point in using them as search words. Read more about the stop words. 

Combination of search fields:
By filling in several fields the search will find files in which all entered criteria are met (the fields are automatically combined with the operator AND).

The search field ‘date’:
If a date/date interval shall be included in a search, one of the following types of dates must be pre-selected:

The search field ‘priority number’:
search for priority numbers (number of the first filing of the identical application in another country – or a prior Danish design application).

The search field ‘applicant/holder’:
Search for individuals or companies, who have filed a design application or are holders of a registered design.

The search field ‘designer’:
Search for the individuals who are creator of a design.

The search field ‘representative’:
Search for individuals or companies, who attend to all correspondence with the Danish Patent and Trademark Office on behalf of the applicant/holder).

The search field ‘opponent’:
Search for individuals or companies who have filed an opposition or a protest, who have requested re-establishment of rights or administrative revocation or who have appealed a decision.

The search field ‘class’:
search for Locarno-classes – see further information by clicking on ‘?’ to the left of the class search field.

 

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Search result

Only search results with less than 500 references can be displayed. If the search result exceeds the limit of 500 references, the user will be redirected to the search image to set up the search criteria for a more specific/more narrow search, e.g. by adding a number or time interval or by adding further search criteria.

The search results can be sorted by clicking on a column heading (red arrow indicates ascending or descending order).

If the search result takes up more than one page, the additional pages can be selected at the bottom of the search image.

4 columns are displayed: application number, registration number, applicant/holder and mark text.

 

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Display file data

Click on the required file in the search result image to display file data. Under the tab showing the application number, the master data of the file will be displayed, e.g. the status of the file. Please note that the status ‘provisional registration’ means that the opposition period has not expired yet. ‘final registration’ means that, the time limit for filing oppositions has expired.

 

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Design

Display of images of the applied or registered product. Images can be viewed in full size by clicking on the relevant thumbnail.

 

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Publication

Display of publication(s) in various editions of the Danish Design Gazette concerning a specific file. If the edition of the Gazette is available electronically (from 1997), this Gazette can be viewed by clicking on the requested publication (provided that Acrobat Reader has been installed). The search function of Acrobat Reader can be used to find a specific file number in the Gazette.

 

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Correspondence

In- and outgoing mail is displayed. If a file size (e.g. 35 KB) is shown after the document title, the document can be viewed by clicking on the title (if Acrobat Reader has been installed). Please note that it may take a while to download large documents depending on your Internet connection. Documents, which are not available electronically, can be ordered from the Danish Patent and Trademark Office, Copy service.

 

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Correspondence on related cases

Information about opposition, protest, re-establishment of rights, administrative revocation and appeal is displayed. By clicking on the triangle at the right-hand of the line containing information about the ‘opposition’, the correspondence will be displayed (not for appeals)

 

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Fees

Collections and in- and outgoing payments (since May 2001) are displayed. Furthermore, non-settled entries dated before 2001 are displayed (must likely files cancelled due to non-payment of a fee). 

 

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Further help

For further help searching PVSonline, please click on ’?’ to the left of the relevant search field. If you need further guidance to the use of PVSonline please contact our Customer Service Centre.

 

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