The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation.

International IP rules for a changing world

Follow policy discussions and negotiations on the future development of IP in our standing committees and meetings.

Access to the world's IP information

Search technology, terminology and brand-related information in our free global databases. Download our other reference materials: publications, statistics, economic studies and more.


international and national patent documents

Global Brand Database

international and national records of trademarks, appellations of origin and emblems


International marks recorded under the Madrid System

Global Design Database

industrial design registrations from the Hague System and participating national collections


records of national IP laws and treaties of some countries

International IP filings in 2015

U.S. Extends Lead in International Patent and Trademark Filings.

IP for development

Learn about our global cooperation and development activities, including capacity-building and assistance to IP offices. Consult information by country. Join a Technology and Innovation Support Center (TISC).

WIPO Academy

Sign up for distance learning or face-to-face courses all year round, taught by people who know intellectual property.

Download the 2016 catalogue of courses


WIPO's staff, member states and stakeholders share one goal: an efficient and accessible intellectual property system that provides benefits to all.