World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation.

We deliver global services for protecting IP

File, manage or search patents, trademarks, designs and appellations of origin. Not there yet? Learn all about intellectual property and how to protect it.

Alternative dispute resolution

Settle IP and technology disputes out of court using the fast, flexible and cost-effective services offered by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center.

Domain name disputes

Resolve cybersquatting and other disputes relating to trademark domain names.

We shape international IP rules for a changing world

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

Information Revolution for the Blind

Advocate Maryanne Diamond at TEDx urges ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty.

We provide access to the world's IP information

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


43 million 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


IP laws and treaties

WIPO Pearl

Find over 90,000 technical terms in 10 languages validated by experts in our free terminology database.

We help use 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 2015 catalogue of courses

Sharing knowledge to fight river blindness

Dr Fidelis Cho-Ngwa (Cameroon) shows how WIPO Re:Search is supporting new collaborations to develop treatments for this devastating tropical disease.

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

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