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CWS Task Forces

The Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS) establishes task forces consisting of experts nominated by the members and observers of the CWS with a clear mandate to work out specific issues. They elaborate proposals regarding the mandate received and report to the CWS, which is the authority for considering recommendations and questions raised by task forces, as well as for taking appropriate follow-up actions and decisions.

Note – access to the Task Forces Wiki Spaces is restricted to members only.

3D Task Force Wiki

Task Force to propose necessary revisions of WIPO Standard ST.91 on three-dimensional (3D) models and images
- Documentation

API Task Force Wiki

Task Force to propose necessary revisions of WIPO Standard ST.90 on Web Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for data exchange supporting machine to machine communications
- Documentation

Blockchain Task Force Wiki

Task Force to explore possible uses of blockchain technology in the IP ecosystem and propose a new WIPO standard on using IP data with blockchain technology
- Documentation

Design Representation Task Force Wiki

Task Force to propose necessary revisions of WIPO Standard ST.88 on electronic visual representations of designs
- Documentation

Digital Transformation Task Force Wiki

Task Force to review WIPO Standards ST.6, ST.8, ST.10, ST.11, ST.15, ST.17, ST.18, ST.63 and ST.81 in view of electronic publication of IP documentation and propose revisions of those standards if needed
- Documentation

ICT Strategy for Standards Task Force Wiki

Task Force for the preparation of a proposal for a roadmap of future development and enhancement of WIPO standards, including policy recommendations, in view of more effective production, sharing, and utilization of data by IPOs and other interested parties
- Documentation

Legal Status Task Force Wiki

Task Force to propose necessary revisions of WIPO Standards ST.27, ST.87, and ST.61 on patent, design, and trademark legal status data; and support their use by the IP community
- Documentation

Name Standardization Task Force Wiki

Task Force on applicant name standardization and providing better “quality at source” in relation to applicant names
- Documentation

Part 7 Task Force Wiki

Task Force for ensuring the maintenance and update of Surveys published in Part 7 of the WIPO Handbook
- Documentation

Public Access to Patent Information Task Force Wiki

Task Force for preparing recommendations for systems providing access to publicly available patent information of industrial property offices
- Documentation

Sequence Listings Task Force Wiki

Task Force to propose necessary revisions of WIPO Standard ST.26 on the presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings based on XML, and to support use of the WIPO Sequence authoring and validation tool

- Documentation

Trademark Standardization Task Force Wiki

Task Force to propose necessary revisions to ST.60 on bibliographic data relating to marks
- Documentation

XML Task Forces

Completed discussions (Archive)