The goals of the new WIPO Connect are to: 1) enable the integration of CMOs with regional and global networks for the exchange of documentation and distribution data, and 2) improve the efficiency of local CMO operations.
The WIPO Connect system will operate on three different levels:
- A local level, grouping local business-related functionalities. This level can be used independently from the other two levels;
- A shared level, grouping all of the shared documentation, membership, and distribution functionalities;
- An international level, grouping all of the functionalities related to international operations, connectivity, and data exchange.
At the local level (country-wide operations), the project will deliver a flexible system that meets current needs and that will remain relevant in a rapidly changing business environment (“fragmentation of repertoire”, increasing usage volumes etc.). At the international level (regional and global operations), the project will deliver a system that allows secure interactions with the main existing regional and international databases. This functionality will give CMOs a truly global reach.
A WIPO Wiki exists for CMOs and others involved with the WIPO Connect project.
Access the WIPO Connect Wiki page