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WIPO Handbook on Industrial Property Information and Documentation

The WIPO Handbook is the authoritative source of the WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines in the field of industrial property information and documentation. It also provides other information related to patents, trademarks and industrial designs such as practices by industrial property offices and examples of documents.

  • establishing or modernizing their information and publication systems;
  • keeping pace and implementing developments in information technologies to facilitate exchange and dissemination of patent, trademark and industrial design information.
  • technological information in patent documents;
  • legal information on patents, trademarks and industrial designs.

The WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines have been drafted with the help of groups of experts from many countries in meetings organized by WIPO and are the result of international cooperation in the field of industrial property information.

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