Dialog Corp. has announced that TRADEMARKSCAN-Japan, the first Japanese trademark database designed for use outside of Japan, is now available for online searching and document retrieval through the Dialog online information service. Dialog has also announced the addition of Korean patent abstracts, a source of detailed information about technological and intellectual property developments in Korea and elsewhere.
The TRADEMARKSCAN-Japan data-- base enables Dialog users to search Japanese trademark registrations and applications without having to know the Japanese language. Entries are translated and transliterated, displaying both the trademark as filed and the phonetics for the trademark. All records are displayed phonetically in Roman characters, regardless of the character set in which they were originally filed (Kanji, Katakana, or Hiragana). Non-Japanese trademarks are restored to their original Roman spelling.
"Our goal is to provide the comprehensive and deep information resources our customers worldwide need to be successful," said David Brown, Dialog's senior vice president of content. "We'll do that by aggregating the best databases available, such as TRADEMARKSCAN-Japan, and by coupling them with our precision searching tools and system speed capabilities."
TRADEMARKSCAN-Japan is produced by Thomson & Thomson, a provider of trademark and copyright services. The database currently contains more than 2.5 million active and inactive Japanese trademark registrations and applications. It updates monthly.
Korean Patent Abstracts
The Korean patent abstracts are available in the Derwent World Patents Index and Derwent World Patents Index Extension. …