WIPO Standards on Industrial Property Information and Documentation
WIPO Standards provide a single, common framework for working with the information contained within industrial property documents. They cover patents, trademarks, and industrial designs and are used at all stages of the industrial property prosecution process (filing, examination, publication, grant, etc.), as well as for data dissemination.
By using WIPO Standards, intellectual property offices around the globe can work in a more efficient, harmonious, and timely fashion. Not only that, but WIPO Standards greatly simplify both international cooperation among offices as well as helping public users of industrial property information to better access and make use of that information in their applications.
Who uses WIPO Standards and for what?
Industrial property offices can...
Industrial property information users can...
Applicants for industrial property protection can...
The WIPO Handbook is the authoritative source of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines in the field of industrial property information and documentation.
The CWS is the collaborative international forum for discussing and developing WIPO Standards, as well as other matters relating to industrial property information and documentation.