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Global Brand Database: Frequently Asked Questions

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Content of the Database

The WIPO collections and the collections of participating national and regional offices. A complete and up-to-date list of the collections and their respective coverage is available here: https://branddb.wipo.int/en/coverage

Records are automatically uploaded from the national, regional and international collections. If you have a trademark under the Madrid system, for example, it will be automatically uploaded to the Global Brand Database.

Regarding the acquisition of the Global Brand Database: it unfortunately not available for sale. Our agreements with the national offices participating in the Global Brand Database project preclude us from redistributing data. However, you can acquire the trademark under the Madrid system data.

Regarding the downloading of the Global Brand Database, our terms of use specifically disallow any kind of bulk or automatic downloading of data from our system. Please follow the terms of use link on the bottom of each page for full details. 

As the database is a free-of-charge public service, in order to maintain quality of service for all, our terms of use specifically disallow automatic querying, and our terms of use also preclude automatic search and/or download of results.

For national collections, it depends on how often national offices communicate their updates with the WIPO.

For Madrid International Collection, it is updated daily

The Global Brand Database team does not update manually the database: the updating process is done automatically using data provided by national offices; there might be therefore delays in the updating process.

Please be advised that the International Bureau of WIPO is not mandated to conduct searches for third parties.

Regarding your wish to find out whether your label is registered as a trade mark, please note that

The international registrations of marks can be searched online at the Madrid Monitor. In addition, the WIPO Global Brand database allows searches across multiple national collections. Both resources are available online and free of charge and can be consulted at any time. A search through your national Intellectual Property Offices’ databases is also recommended. 

Using the Global Brand Database, you can search trademarks from the Madrid System as well as from the national/regional collections available. The Madrid Monitor is your gateway to the Madrid System, keeping you up to date on your trademark: you can follow the status of your international application or trademark registration, access detailed information on all trademarks registered through the Madrid System.


Due to our agreements with the national offices participating in the Global Brand Database project precluding us from redistributing data, only 180 results can be downloaded.

First, select the records of interest by ticking the small checkboxes (then click the Add to report button available in the blue bar just above the result list. A maximum of 180 records per report.


Having a user account will allow you to save your search and your record sets and it will be a safer environment to work in once logged-in.

On the page top menu-bar, right-hand side, go to LOGIN and follow the instructions. It is free of charge and quick.


In Find by brand logo available in the top menu, you can upload an image from your computer or drag and drop it Then select a strategy and click the search button Filter. Image formats supported: jpg, png and webp.

Everything you do in the Global Brand Database be visible to others?

No. Everything you do in the Global Brand Database is confidential.

WIPO does not, in any way, store a copy of the image you submit. Once the analysis of the image is complete, all record of it is removed from our servers, and we retain no record of the image you search for.


You can choose between the List, Grid and Gallery mode in the Change layout menu just above the result list/filters.

You can download up to 180 records. Please select the records of interest and then create a report.


It is the trademark database of the European Union Intellectual Office (EUIPO). It contains the collections of trade mark applications and registered marks of all EU national IP offices, the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and a number of national partner offices outside the EU.

WIPO retrieves the updates for EUIPO on a daily basis.