Frequently Asked Questions


Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions related to TM-Link.

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How do I get access to TM-Link?

You can submit a request to receive email updates on development progress of TM-Link via the Subscribe page.

Is the beta version of TM-Link free to access?

Yes. Please see the Access page for more information on how to freely access the beta version of TM-Link.

How do I contact the lead developer of TM-Link?

You can contact the lead developer of TM-Link here.


Is there a TM-Link paper I can cite which describes the database?

We are currently preparing a technical paper that will describe the TM-Link database and linking algorithm. When the paper is complete, we will post a link to it on the Publications page.

There is also a Research in Progress conference paper which focuses on the trade mark linking algorithm, titled "Linking international trademark databases to inform IP research and policy", published in the Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Science and Technology Indicators. You can access the conference paper on pages 298-302 of the conference Proceedings.