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WIPO IP Facts and Figures 2020
An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.
Publication year: 2021
International Patent Classification (IPC)
An effective and easy-to-use system to classify and search patent documents
Publication year: 2020
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review – 2020
The International Patent System
Comprehensive facts, figures and analysis of the international patent system. Special theme: The top 50 PCT clusters
What is Intellectual Property?
Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind – everything from works of art to inventions, computer programs to trademarks and other commercial signs. This booklet introduces the main types of IP and explains how the law protects them. It also introduces the work of WIPO, the global forum for IP services, policy, information and cooperation.
World Intellectual Property Indicators 2020
This authoritative report analyzes IP activity around the globe. Drawing on 2019 filing, registration and renewals statistics from national and regional IP offices and WIPO, it covers patents, utility models, trademarks, industrial designs, microorganisms, plant variety protection and geographical indications. The report also draws on survey data and industry sources to give a picture of activity in the publishing industry.
Key Questions on Patent Disclosure Requirements for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge
Policymakers and other stakeholders often raise operational questions and seek practical and empirical information about patent disclosure requirements in relation to genetic resources and traditional knowledge. This authoritative study offers a comprehensive and scrupulously neutral overview of key legal and operational questions arising within this context.
WIPO GREEN – Year in Review 2019
The WIPO GREEN Year in Review 2019 provides a snapshot of last year's activities and achievements. Some highlights include the regional innovation acceleration project in Latin America, WIPO GREEN strategic activities, and the establishment of new partner and donor relationships.
Patent Cooperation Treaty Yearly Review 2020 - Executive Summary
This document provides the key trends in the use of the WIPO-administered Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). This edition provides a summary of the statistics reported in the PCT Yearly Review 2020.
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)
Regulations under the PCT (as in force from July 1, 2020)
The Patent Cooperation Treaty makes it possible to seek patent protection for an invention simultaneously in each of a large number of countries by filing an "international" patent application. Such an application may be filed by anyone who is a national or a resident of a Contracting State.
Guide to the International Patent Classification (2020)
This Guide provides information on the objectives, history and reform of the International Patent Classification (IPC) as well as assistance in the use of the IPC.