PATENTSCOPE : exit the Sherlock Holmes era, welcome to the world of technology
May 31, 2011
In 2005, the logo
was created. In line with the nature and purpose of the PATENTSCOPE portal, it included the
image of a magnifying glass, archetypal symbol of search. The orange color added a pinch of energy
and the circled R ® indicated that PATENTSCOPE was a registered trademark.
After six years of faithful service, the time has come for a change. In today’s rapidly
evolving world of technology and the growing importance of e-services, the magnifying glass seems
somewhat outdated, and has therefore been removed. The ® also disappeared during this revamping
process, although PATENTSCOPE is still a registered trademark! The final result of this make-over
is PATENTSCOPE, simply written in capitals letters.
PATENTSCOPE was initially created as the
Gateway to Patent Services and Activities of the World Intellectual Property Organization
(WIPO). In reality, users primarily associated PATENTSCOPE to the patent search system. Over time,
general opinion has prevailed so, as of today, PATENTSCOPE will be the name of the WIPO patent
search system and its associated tools, such as PATENTSCOPE Translate.
If you have not checked it out yet, please do so by going to
. The search system includes the national and regional patent collections of participating IP
Offices since 2009 and continues to add new national and regional collections; it now also offers
new multilingual tools.