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.

Artist's Resale Right Conference

WIPO Member states, visual artists and experts will meet in Geneva on April 28 to debate about the art market and the ability of the resale right to increase artists’ incomes and follow the success of their work.

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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

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WIPO Translate

WIPO Translate is a ground-breaking “artificial intelligence”-based translation tool for patent documents.  It is available through the PATENTSCOPE database.

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 2017 catalogue of courses

Assistance for inventors

The Inventor Assistance Program matches inventors with patent attorneys willing to give them free legal advice on how to file a patent to protect their inventions.

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