WIPO Launches Global On-line Resource to Facilitate Access to IP Information
June 2, 2010
WIPO launched on June 1, 2010, WIPO GOLD, a free, on-line global intellectual property (IP) reference resource that provides quick and easy access to a broad collection of searchable IP data and tools relating to, for example, technology, brands, designs, statistics, WIPO standards, IP classification systems and IP laws and treaties.
WIPO is committed to narrowing the global knowledge gap by facilitating the free-flow of IP information globally, and by improving access to and use of IP information. For example, much of the technological information found in patent documents is not published elsewhere. Patent documents, therefore, represent an extremely valuable resource in today’s knowledge-based societies.
Powerful databases, such as WIPO’s PATENTSCOPE® search service, makes it possible to conduct, free-of-charge, high-quality searches of data relating to over 1.7 million international patent applications filed under the PCT, and patent data collections of a growing number of countries.
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