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IP at Work

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Oaxacanita Chocolate: Reviving Indigenous Mixtec cocoa traditions

Discover how the social enterprise Oaxacanita Chocolate is leading local development with Indigenous communities to produce chocolate that embraces the traditions of Mexico’s cocoa culture.

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WIPO’s COVID-19 Related Services and Support

Learn about our measures to help member states deal with the pandemic and leverage IP to support creativity, innovation and the entrepreneurship needed for job creation, investment, enterprise growth and socio-economic development.

IP services

We provide IP services that encourage individuals and businesses to innovate and create. The WIPO IP Portal is a one-stop shop for global IP services.


The International Patent System


The International Trademark System

Industrial Designs

The International Design System

Geographical Indications

The International System of Geographical Indications

Dispute Resolution

Arbitration and Mediation Center

Domain Names

Arbitration and Mediation Center


We provide the data and economic intelligence that enable strategic decisions, and artificial intelligence tools that enrich IP services and administration.

IP databases

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international and national patent documents.

Global Brand Database

records of trademarks, appellations of origin and emblems from multiple national and international sources.

Global Design Database

industrial design registrations from the Hague System and participating national collections.

Lisbon Express

1140 appellations of origin and geographical indications from the Lisbon System.

WIPO Lex Database

WIPO Lex is a global database that provides free of charge access to legal information on intellectual property (IP), including IP laws and regulations, WIPO-administered and IP related treaties, and leading judicial decisions on IP.

Artificial intelligence tools

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Machine translation

World-leading instant translation tool available for use by third parties via standard licensing agreements.

Image search

Faster and easier means to establish the distinctiveness of a trademark in a target market.


Automated speech recognition for transcription of official meeting proceedings through machine learning.

Automatic classification

Technological development tracking through innovation data analysis.

Insight and analysis

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IP Services yearly reviews

Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis.

Global Innovation Index

Detailed metrics on the innovation performance of over 131 countries and economies.

Technology Trends

Technological development tracking through innovation data analysis.

World IP Report

Focus on specific trends in an area of IP.

WIPO IP Facts and Figures

Overview of IP activity in WIPO member states.


We bring stakeholders together to develop global IP agreements. Follow policy discussions and negotiations on the future development of IP in our standing committees and meetings.

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WIPO Assemblies

The 64th Series of Meetings of the Assemblies will take place in Geneva from July 6 to 14, 2023.

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IP and Frontier Technologies

One of the important tasks that we face today is to ensure that the current IP system continues to promote innovation in the age of frontier technologies.

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WIPO & the SDGs

A visual exploration of how WIPO and the SDGs are connected, and IP can drive development and help tackle global challenges.


We help countries, businesses and individuals collaborate on using IP to improve lives.

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WIPO Academy

Sign up for WIPO Academy distance learning or face-to-face courses all year round, taught by people who know intellectual property.

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Inventor Assistance

The Inventor Assistance Program (IAP) matches developing-country inventors with patent attorneys who give them free legal advice on patenting.

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WIPO Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs) provide access to high quality technology information and related services.

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Development Agenda

The WIPO Development Agenda ensures that development considerations form an integral part of WIPO's work.

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The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats and to make them available to people who are blind or visually impaired.



WIPO GREEN promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by connecting technology and service providers with those seeking innovative, environmental solutions.

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The Patent Information Initiative for Medicines (Pat-INFORMED) provides a service to the global health community by facilitating easy access to medicine patent information.