As of 30 October 2023, the National Institute of Industrial Property of Angola (IAPI-AO) is part of DESIGNclass and will use and accept the list of terms from the harmonised database of product indications (HDBPI) in DESIGNclass. Angola will also use the list of terms from the harmonised data base for trade marks classification in TMClass.
Following IAPI-AO’s decision to use HDBPI, there are now 17 IP offices outside the EU in DESIGNclass, which use and accept the terms from this harmonised database.
Regarding the use of TMClass including the use of the harmonised data base, the number of non-EU offices using HDB is now 31.
The last addition of IAPI-AO in DESIGNclass brings the total number of participating IP offices to 43. Read more