Global Brand Database: Frequently Asked Questions

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://www.wipo.int/branddb/en/branddb-help.jsp#db  

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.

Report

Due to our agreements with the national offices participating in the Global Brand Database project precluding us from redistributing data, only the first page of results from any given search can be downloaded. You can adjust the page to show up to 100 records and then create a report, please see below.

First, select the records (up to 100) of interest by ticking the small checkboxes (available in the 1st column on the left-hand side in the List view or at the right bottom corner in the Grid view), then go to the record menu on the upper right corner and create a record set. In that same menu record, view your record set will allow you to see the record set and below the result list, download the report.

You need to customize your result list: go to the Options button just above your result list and select the columns of interest. Those preferences will be reflected in the reports

Account

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.

Click on LOGIN in the header at the top of the page and follow the instructions. Creating an account is free of charge and quick.

Searches

In the Filter by area, there is a tab for Images where you can upload an image from your computer or drag and drop it from the result list. Then select a strategy and optionally the image type and click on Filter.

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 permanently.

The Origin refers to the country of origin for the record. This is usually the national office of the original applicant.

Designation contains countries that have been listed as affected by the record. The exact meaning of this is a complex legal issue, and you should consult the details for each record to determine its particular status.

Results

You can choose between Grid view(focused on images) and List view (features images plus customizable columns with additional information).

You can download up to 100 records. Please select the records of interest and then create a report.

Access To The Global Brand Database

If you perform a lot of searches, our robot detection mechanism might consider you / mistake you for a robot and your IP address will be blocked for the next 24 hours at most. Contact us if you’ve been mistakenly identified as a robot.

TMView

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.