Requirements for the opening of a current account
In order to open a current account, a signed written request must be presented, and the payment of an initial sum of at least 5,000 Swiss francs, or more, depending upon the number of transactions envisaged, must be made into WIPO’s bank account (see bank references under 5.3 hereunder). Please state “To open current account” in your bank deposit.
The request should contain all the necessary contact details of the person or the organization in whose name the account is to be opened (i.e. identity, address, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, person to contact etc.) A copy of the official registration of the company in its country is also requested.
The current account will not be opened until all the documents and the initial deposit have been received.
The request for the opening of an account should be sent to the following address:
World Intellectual Property Organization
Finance Department – Income Section
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland
Telephone: (+41) 22 338 9111 | Facsimile: (+41) 22 734 4693
or the signed request may be scanned and sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org