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Artificial Intelligence Tools and Applications at WIPO

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) develops and provides a range of AI-powered services and tools to assist users and stakeholders. These services leverage the power of artificial intelligence to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and accessibility in various areas of intellectual property.

Some of the notable services offered by WIPO include:

Global Goods & Services Terms Explorer

A tool designed to provide assistance to trademark applicants when selecting appropriate Goods and Services terms and their associated Nice classification in different languages during the filing process. This tool also provides support to trademark examiners in IP offices in their validation of trademark applications.

WIPO Translate

WIPO Translate is an advanced machine translation service provided by WIPO. It utilizes neural network technologies to offer automated translation of patent documents, scientific articles, and other intellectual property-related content. WIPO Translate supports multiple language pairs and helps users overcome language barriers, facilitating global knowledge sharing and understanding.

WIPO Speech-to-Text

WIPO Speech-to-Text is a service that converts spoken language into written text shortly after the meeting. This technology is particularly valuable in the context of meetings, where accurate and timely transcription is essential. WIPO Speech-to-Text helps users capture and access the content of discussions and proceedings more efficiently.

Image Similarity Search in the Global Brand Database

The Global Brand Database, maintained by WIPO, offers an image similarity search feature powered by AI. This tool allows users to upload images or logos and find similar or identical trademarks in the database. This service assists trademark professionals and brand owners in identifying potential trademark infringements and conducting comprehensive trademark clearance searches.

Automatic Patent Classification

WIPO has developed an AI-based system for automatic patent classification. This system uses advanced machine learning algorithms to classify patent documents into specific technology areas for example using the International Patent Classification (IPC) schema. Automatic patent classification helps streamline patent examination processes, improves search accuracy, and facilitates the retrieval of relevant patent information.

Vienna Classification Assistant

The Vienna Classification Assistant is an AI-driven tool developed by WIPO to support the use of the Vienna Classification system. This system helps classify figurative elements of trademarks by automatically suggesting appropriate Vienna Classification codes. The Vienna Classification Assistant enhances the accuracy and efficiency of trademark classification processes.

Automatic Internship Application Sorting

WIPO also utilizes AI for automating the sorting and processing of internship applications. This AI-powered system assists in efficiently categorizing and managing a large volume of internship applications, ensuring a fair and streamlined selection process.

Upcoming Projects

WIPO is continuously working on new projects to further enhance its AI services and keeps working on improving the current tools by, for example, adding more languages to Speech-to-Text and WIPO Translate while improving the quality. WIPO remains committed to harnessing the potential of AI to provide innovative and valuable services for intellectual property stakeholders and users. Some upcoming projects include:

Image Similarity in the Global Design Database

WIPO is developing image similarity search capabilities for the Global Design Database. This future feature will allow users to upload design images and find visually similar designs, facilitating design searches and aiding in the protection of industrial designs.

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WIPO is working on developing a new tool that will allow users to generate keywords that will facilitate search capabilities of similar trademarks and to help users in filling in required descriptions.

Index of AI initiatives in IP offices

Search our index of initiatives to find out how AI is being used to facilitate IP administration and service delivery in different IP offices. 


Fifth session of the WIPO Conversation

The fifth session of the WIPO Conversation on IP and Frontier Technologies looked at the new technologies and assessed their possible uses in IP administration and registration as well as the disruption they may cause to the IP system. It encouraged information sharing across all stakeholders from IPOs to private enterprises and sharing diverse views from IP professionals, innovators, creators and individuals. The WIPO Conversation is in an open, inclusive, multi-stakeholder forum intended to provide stakeholders with a leading, global setting to discuss the impact of frontier technologies on all IP rights and to bridge the existing information gap in this fast moving and complex field.

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Specialized task forces

WIPO leads and enables cooperation amongst IP Offices in pursuit of coherent ICT strategy, management of IP and big data and the use of AI for IP office administration: