The Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce (SIC) has
recently joined the TM5 ID List, a compilation of
approximately 14,000 pre-approved descriptions
("IDs" or "identifications") of goods or
services that are associated with trademarks.
The TM5 ID List was developed by the TM5 partner offices,
namely, the Japan Patent Office (JPO), the Korean Intellectual
Property Office (KIPO), the Office for Harmonization in the
Internal Market (EUIPO), the State Administration for Industry
and Commerce of the People's Republic of China (SAIC) and the
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). After the
Madrid Goods & Services Manager (MGS) and TMClass,
the TM5 ID List is the third harmonized list of goods or
services associated with trademarks available to users.
The joining of Colombia to the TM5 ID List is a result of a
cooperation agreement signed by the SIC with the TM5 partner
offices in order to facilitate trademark registrations both
nationally and internationally.
Trademark applicants must provide national offices with IDs of
the goods or services that are associated with the trademarks
for which they are applying. Applicants can either craft the
IDs on their own, or select an ID, or a combination of IDs,
from lists of possible IDs that the national offices have
approved. Therefore, trademarks applicants can trust that IDs
found in the TM5 ID List will be accepted at all TM5 partner
offices and other participating offices, increasing the
predictability and consistency of decisions and legal certainty
among these offices.
The TM5 ID List has been primarily approved and translated by
the SIC. Other countries that have joined this initiative as
observers are Mexico, Chile, Philippines, Russia and
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