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 trademark-abusive “cybersquatting” domain name disputes.

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.

World IP Report 2015

Breakthrough Innovation and Economic Growth

We provide 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.


50,810,000 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


IP laws and treaties

Global Innovation Index 2015

Annual rankings published by WIPO, Cornell University and INSEAD.

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.


International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development

April 7 – 8, 2016 (Geneva, Switzerland)

The International Conference will serve as a forum for the exchange of experiences and best practices on how IP contributes to development

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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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