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Dialog Widens Asia-Pacific Intellectual Property Coverage With Addition of Australian Database


TRADEMARKSCAN-Australia Contains More than 482,000 Records

Cary, NC USA, London UK , 10/31/2006, Dialog, a Thomson business, today announced that it has added the TRADEMARKSCAN®–Australia database to the Dialog platform, further expanding its intellectual property portfolio and providing greater coverage for the Asia-Pacific region. Dialog also offers trademark coverage for Japan and South Korea, having added the TRADEMARKSCAN®–South Korea database in June 2006.

“Businesses must keep an eye on intellectual property activity in every part of the world to remain competitive in today’s market, particularly in the three largest economic regions — Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America,” said Viji Krishnan, Dialog vice president of publisher management. “Dialog continues to add the databases that legal, marketing and competitive intelligence professionals need to be successful.”

TRADEMARKSCAN–Australia (File 656 on Dialog), produced by Thomson CompuMark, contains more than 482,000 unpublished applications and published registrations filed with IP Australia from 1906 to the present. In addition the file includes:

* Images for approximately 40 percent of the trademarks
* 3-D, sound and smell trademarks
* Disclaimers — disclaims part of the mark which cannot be protected
* Oppositions — typically a different company opposing a mark for non-use

With the addition of TRADEMARKSCAN–Australia, Dialog now has 29 trademark files, representing records from 28 countries and the 50 U.S. states, as well as, marks registered through the Madrid Protocol and the Madrid Agreement (International Register) and Community Trademark system. The combined total number of trademark records on Dialog surpasses 17 million.

Dialog offers access to an extensive collection of other intellectual property research, such as patents, copyrights, prior art databases and domain name records.


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