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Creators and innovators worldwide use IP to translate their ideas into assets. These properties create economic and social benefits that improve the lives of people everywhere.
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Our IP protection services are easy to use and an effective way to get your IP registered across borders. Our data and knowledge resources help create a better understanding of IP.
PCT - The International Patent System
Hague - The International Design System
Global Design Database
Madrid - The International Trademark System
Global Brand Database
Lisbon - The International System of Geographical Indications
Lisbon Express Database
Domain Name Disputes
We set IP norms and standards, and serve as a global forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices. Together with our partners, we address complex global challenges in which IP plays an important role.
We unite the global community to proactively address emerging issues and policy challenges to do with IP, innovation and creativity.
We use these meetings to exchange information and experiences that help us create a deeper understanding of emerging and complex IP issues.
WIPO GREEN connects the technology and service providers of green technology with those seeking innovative, environmental solutions.
WIPO for Creators is an open public-private partnership between WIPO and the Music Rights Awareness Foundation to create awareness and a better understanding of creators’ rights.
The Accessible Books Consortium helps increase the number of books in accessible format worldwide in support of people who are blind or visually impaired.
The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) provides easy access to medicine patent information to the health community worldwide.
IP empowers people. It’s an enabler with the means to create jobs, grow enterprises, develop economies and add social vibrancy. We help our Member States use IP to grow and develop.
The WIPO Academy is our center of excellence where we educate and upskill WIPO member states on IP. We focus particularly on least-developed countries, developing countries and countries in transition to help build human capacity in IP, which is essential to innovation and creativity.
Sign up for WIPO Academy distance learning or face-to-face courses all year round.
The IAP supports inventors and small businesses with limited resources transform their innovation into commercial assets.
Join us on a visual exploration of how WIPO and the SDGs are connected and how IP can drive development and help tackle global challenges.
WIPO TISCs gives innovators in developing countries access to high quality technology information and related services.
The WIPO Development Agenda ensures that development considerations remain an integral part of WIPO’s work.