Participating Offices

The digital libraries of the following offices are participating in the WIPO Digital Document Access Service (DAS), established under the Framework Provisions for the Digital Access Service PDF, Framework Provisions for the Digital Access Service.

There are two different types of notification possible:

  • Depositing office (paragraph 10 of the Framework Provisions):  The Office, which is usually acting as the Office of first filing, allows applications to be made available to the Service;
  • Accessing office (paragraph 12 of the Framework Provisions):  The Office, acting as an Office of second filing, allows the applicant to request that a priority document be retrieved from the Service instead of having to file a certified copy.

At present, the service is operational for priority documents related to patent, utility model and industrial design applications. Most participating offices act as depositing and accessing offices for patent documents. Several offices also participate as depositing and/or accessing offices for utility model or industrial design documents. The scope of participation of each office is shown in the table below.

  • Only offices where a service date is given are currently offering the exchange of documents through the Service.
  • A status of "designated" in the table means that a digital library held by the office has been designated in accordance with paragraph 7 of the Framework Provisions, but that as yet no notification has been given by that office as to when the digital library will be available for use through the Service.
  • Several other offices are working with the International Bureau to allow use of their digital libraries with the Service but have not yet had their libraries designated.
Office Depositing Office Accessing Office Further Information
Operational since National/Regional patent applications filed with the office National/Regional utility model applications filed with the office National/Regional industrial design applications filed with the office PCT international applications filed with the office as a PCT receiving office Operational since National/Regional patent applications filed with the office National/Regional utility model applications filed with the office National/Regional industrial design applications filed with the office
AU IP Australia December 12, 2009

December 12, 2009 Notifications
BR

National Institute of Industrial Property

February 16, 2018

May 1, 2018 Notifications
DK Danish Patent and Trademark Office November 1, 2011

June 1, 2018 Notifications
CL INAPI National Institute of Industrial Property October 1, 2018

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October 1, 2018 Notifications
CN State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China March 1, 2012

March 1, 2012 Notifications
EAPO Eurasian Patent Office November 1, 2017

November 1, 2017 Notifications
EE Estonian Patent Office January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017 Notifications
EPO European Patent Office November 1, 2018

      November 1, 2018    
ES Spanish Patent and Trademark Office October 1, 2009

October 1, 2009 Notifications
FI National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland April 15, 2011

April 15, 2011 Notifications
GB United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office October 4, 2009

October 4, 2009 Notifications
IB International Bureau April 1, 2009 January 1, 2010 PCT International applications Notifications
IN Indian Patent Office January 31, 2018

January 31, 2018 Notifications
JP Japan Patent Office April 1, 2009

April 1, 2009 Notifications
KR Korean Intellectual Property Office July 1, 2009

July 1, 2009 Notifications
MA Moroccan Office of Industrial and Commercial Property December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016 Notifications
NL Netherlands Patent Office June 1, 2018

June 1, 2018 Notifications
NZ New Zealand Intellectual Property Office May 30, 2016

May 30, 2016 Notifications
SE Swedish Patent and Registration Office November 1, 2011

July 1, 2014 Notifications
US United States Patent and Trademark Office April 20, 2009

April 20, 2009 Notifications