Automation Assistance to IP Institutions
IP offices around the world are under constant pressure to deliver efficient services by reducing the time and costs associated with granting of IP rights, and by improving their quality of search and examination.
As the work of IP offices in developing countries is often still manual and paper-intensive, many find it difficult to cope with these demands and are experiencing long delays in processing backlogs of applications for trademarks, patents and industrial designs. To meet the needs of their clients and constituents, these offices have made the automation of their business processes a top priority and many turn towards WIPO for assistance.
WIPO also receives a growing number of requests from collective management societies for assistance in digitizing their national musical databases and automating their processes for distribution of royalties to the rights owners.