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Guide to the International Patent Classification (2022)
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.
Publication year: 2022
Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs
Common Regulations (as in force on January 1, 2022) / Administrative Instructions (as in force on April 1, 2022)
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in any of its contracting parties, through the filing of a single international application with WIPO. Management of the resulting international registration is a single-step procedure. The Hague Agreement governs the Hague System.
An integrated health, trade and IP approach to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic (update August 30, 2021)
The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic constitutes an extraordinary global public health crisis that has created a pressing need for intensified global cooperation. This updated information note maps the myriad challenges posed by the outbreak in relation to the integrated health, trade and IP policy frameworks. It provides cross-references to the relevant sections in the updated trilateral study
COVID-19-related vaccines and therapeutics
Preliminary insights on related patenting activity during the pandemic
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there have been remarkable research and innovation efforts to fight the SARS-COV-2 virus and the related disease. This patent landscape report provides early observations on the patenting activity which took place in the field of COVID-19 vaccines and therapeutics, and compares results with clinical trial data for related candidate vaccines and drugs.
Guidelines for producing gender analysis from innovation and IP data
Understanding how women and men can access and use the intellectual property (IP) system equally is key to ensuring that their ingenuity and creativity translates into economic, social and cultural development. This short guide summarizes best practice for producing innovation and IP gender indicators.
Technology Transfer Training Needs Assessment
Manual and Toolkit
The aim of the manual and toolkit is to enable the assessment of training needs for organizations involved with intellectual property management, technology transfer and commercialization/utilization. This manual and toolkit supports readers with limited knowledge of training needs to identify gaps in skills and competencies and to design effective training programs.
WIPO Patent Drafting Manual
The WIPO Patent Drafting Manual helps inventors and their advisors acquire the technical skills needed to prepare and file well-drafted patent applications. Covering both theory and practice, the manual takes the user through the process of preparing, drafting, filing, amending and prosecuting patent applications. The drafting of both claims and descriptions are explained in detail, with tips and illustrations.
Global Challenges in Focus
Progress in hydrogen fuel cell technology development and deployment in China
Hydrogen is high on the political and innovation agendas of many countries, research institutions and companies. It is an energy medium with great potential for contributing to a transition towards carbon-neutral energy, however, hydrogen sources are dominated by fossil fuels, and the technical and economic challenges remain considerable. This report provides an overview of current hydrogen and fuel cell technology trends internationally, and with a specific focus on developments and implementation in China.
International Patent Classification (IPC)
An effective and easy-to-use system to classify and search patent documents
The WIPO Academy Portfolio of Education, Training and Skills Development Programs 2022
This Portfolio serves as a catalogue of all the training opportunities to be offered by the WIPO Academy in 2022 and outlines the content of each course. It gives information to potential participants on eligibility criteria, application formalities, timelines, selection procedures, travel and other relevant necessary information.