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The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program enables patent offices as well as academic and research institutions in numerous developing countries to benefit from access to flagship patent data search and analysis products offered by the participating patent information providers free of charge or at a sharply reduced cost.

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Group 1 (48)

Least developed countries, as defined by the United Nations

Patent offices as well as academic and research institutions can receive access to all products at no cost. A maximum of one account can be obtained for each patent database service selected.

  • Afghanistan
  • Angola
  • Bangladesh
  • Benin
  • Bhutan
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gambia
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Kiribati
  • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Vanuatu
  • Yemen
  • Zambia


Group 2 (45)

Selected middle income countries, as defined by the World Bank

Patent offices as well as academic and research institutions receive access at a nominal cost of 1000 Swiss francs for each account per calendar year (from January through December). A maximum of three accounts can be obtained for each patent database service selected (one account only during the free trial period).

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Dominican Republic
  • El Salvador
  • Fiji
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Jamaica
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kosovo
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Namibia
  • Nicaragua
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Tajikistan
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Uzbekistan
  • West Bank and Gaza Strip
  • Zimbabwe

Group 3 (22)

Other selected countries

Patent offices only receive access at a nominal cost of 3000 Swiss francs for each account per calendar year (from January through December). A maximum of three accounts can be obtained for each patent database service selected.

  • American Samoa
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Bahrain
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Botswana
  • Costa Rica
  • Dominica
  • Gabon
  • Grenada
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Oman
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Romania
  • Seychelles
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Trinidad and Tobago


1 Temporary free access until December 31, 2024.