Updates to search functionality
29 June 2012
IPONZ has this week made a number of enhancements to our search functionality. In response to questions from a range of clients we are providing additional information on the details of these changes.
Searching for trade marks / designs and clients that contain macrons, accents and other non-standard alphabetic letters marks
An enhancement has been made which enables users to search trade marks /design titles and trade mark / design clients with letters that contain macrons, accents and umlaut etc.
For example: A keyword search for a trade mark / design title or trade mark /design client containing the word Māori will now return all results that contain the word Māori with and without a macron. A keyword search for a trade mark / design title containing the word Maori will return all results that contain the word Maori as well as those marks that contain Māori.
Enhanced searching of clients and owners
In addition, this enhancement has aligned the client search functionality with case title search functionality.
This means you can now:
- use the following operators such as ‘AND’ and ‘OR’ when searching for a client;
- use quotation marks to search for multiple words that constitute a client; and
- search for non-standard alphabetic letters.
To search for a multiple word client or owner name you can now use an AND in between the words or use quotation marks. For example you can search by either learning AND media or “learning media” the return results will contain both words.