World Intellectual Property Organization

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WIPO is the world's most comprehensive source of data on the intellectual property (IP) system, as well as of empirical studies, reports and factual information on IP.

Whether you are seeking statistical, legal or technical information, this page is a gateway to our unique collections of resources and reference material. We make all our publications and data collections freely available online.

Compilation of WIPO graphs and charts on intellectual property
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IP and technology databases

WIPO's global databases make it easy for anyone, anywhere, to access the wealth of information in the IP system.  They are based on our commitment to creating an inter-connected and inclusive knowledge-sharing IP infrastructure to support innovation worldwide.

PATENTSCOPE

Search the technology contained in more than 37 million patent documents including 2.5 million international patent applications submitted under the PCT.

Global Brand Database

Search brand information from multiple national and international sources, including trademarks, appellations of origin and official emblems.

ROMARIN

Search detailed information, updated daily, on all international marks recorded under the Madrid system, which are currently in force or have expired within the past six months.

Hague Express

Search current and past industrial designs registered under the Hague system.

Lisbon Express

Search appellations of origin registered under the Lisbon system.

Article 6ter

Search for the State emblems, and names, abbreviations and other emblems of IGOs, which have been communicated for protection under Article 6ter.

WIPO Pearl

Use our multilingual terminology database to find accurate IP and technological terms and concepts in 10 languages. Contains over 90,000 terms, each validated by WIPO’s terminology experts.

IP laws and treaties

WIPO-administered treaties

Find full texts, summaries and membership of the international IP treaties administered by WIPO.

WIPO Lex – IP laws and treaties at your fingertips

A one-stop search facility for international treaties and national laws on IP. You can also search additional, explanatory information on these laws and treaties.

IP classifications and standards

International classifications

Four international classification systems facilitate and simplify IP searches. These classification systems organize a huge amount of information concerning inventions, trademarks, and industrial designs into indexed, manageable structures for easy retrieval:

WIPO Standards

The WIPO Standards for IP offices help streamline data processing procedures for filing, examining, publishing, granting and registering patents, trademarks and industrial designs. Common standards also assist the technical exchange of IP data between offices and WIPO, and facilitate the international dissemination of and access to IP information.

Information resources

Global Innovation Index 2014

The Human Factor in Innovation

Access the GII report

World IP Report

Brands – Reputation and Image in the Global Marketplace

Access the WIPR report

IP statistics

WIPO cooperates with IP offices across the world to collate, analyze and publish up-to-date statistics, including reports on IP filing activity worldwide.

Documents

Search all official documents from WIPO meetings and Assemblies, as well as presentations from WIPO events.

WIPO publications

You can browse and download all our publications for free online.

Country profiles

Find IP profiles of all our member states, including statistics, legal information, case studies, photos and WIPO cooperation activities.

Case studies: IP Advantage

Search practical examples of IP in action, drawn from diverse fields around the globe.

WIPO Library

Access over 35,000 references to support your IP research, or contact our staff to help track down what you need.

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