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Intellectual Property Resources

WIPO is the world's most comprehensive source of data on the intellectual property (IP) system, as well as of empirical studies, reports and factual information on IP.

Whether you are seeking statistical, legal or technical information, this page is a gateway to our unique collections of resources and reference material. We make all our publications and data collections freely available online.

Patent information


Search the PATENTSCOPE database for more than 43 million patent documents, including international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications and patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices.

IPC — Streamlining searches

Use the International Patent Classification (IPC), updated annually, to classify patents and utility models according to the different areas of technology to which they relate.

Explore more patent and technology information tools or learn how to analyze patent data with our resources on patent analytics.

Trademark information

Global Brand Database

Search brand information (trademarks, appellations of origin and official emblems) from multiple national and international sources, including WIPO’s Madrid System.

Madrid Monitor

Access up-to-date details on the status of trademarks registered under the Madrid System (trademarks which are currently in force or have expired within the past six months).

Article 6ter Express Database

Search for the State emblems, and names, abbreviations and other emblems of IGOs, which have been communicated for protection under Article 6ter.

Nice Classification (NCL)

Search through the NCL system to find classified goods and services applied for the registration of marks. Since 2013, a new version of each edition is published annually.

Vienna Classification (VCL)

Search this hierarchical classification system to find figurative elements of marks by categories, divisions and sections, on the basis of their shape.

Industrial design information

Global Design Database

Search industrial design registrations from the Hague System plus participating national collections.

International Designs Bulletin

Access the data regarding new international registrations, renewals, and modifications affecting existing international registrations.

Hague Express Database

Access details of industrial designs registered under the Hague System.

Locarno Classification (LOC)

Use this international system to search through goods classified for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs.

Geographical indication information

Lisbon Express Database

Search appellations of origin registered under the Lisbon system.

Global Brand Database for GIs

Search appellations of origin registered under the Lisbon system.

WIPO-administered treaties

Find full texts, summaries and membership of the international IP treaties administered by WIPO.

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.

IP resources

WIPO Standards

The WIPO Standards for IP offices help streamline data processing procedures for filing, examining, publishing, granting and registering patents, trademarks and industrial designs. Common standards also assist the technical exchange of IP data between offices and WIPO, and facilitate the international dissemination of and access to IP information.

IP statistics

WIPO cooperates with IP offices across the world to collate, analyze and publish up-to-date statistics, including reports on IP filing activity worldwide.

WIPO Pearl – Multilingual Terminology Portal

WIPO Pearl gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents, making it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge.

WIPO publications

You can browse and download all our publications for free online.

Country IP profiles

Find IP profiles of all our member states, including statistics, legal information, case studies, photos and WIPO cooperation activities.

WIPO Knowledge Center

Access over 35,000 references to support your IP research, or contact our staff to help track down what you need.

IP reports

WIPO regularly publishes analytical reports on innovation and IP, to provide latest information and insights to its audience.

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WIPO Technology Trends Report

This series of reports tracks technology trends through the analysis of patent and other data to provide solid, factual evidence on innovation in specific fields.

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Global Innovation Index

The Global Innovation Index (GII) tracks the most recent global innovation trends and reveals the most innovative economies in the world, ranking the innovation performance of around 132 economies while highlighting innovation strengths and weaknesses.

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World Intellectual Property Report

The World Intellectual Property Report, published every two years, offers fresh insights into the role of innovation in market economies and, in doing so, fosters evidence-based policy-making.