consult communications from WIPO
implement WIPO Standards
Before setting up or modernizing information and publication systems, it can be useful to consult WIPO Standards, which reflect best practices and facilitate the exchange and dissemination of industrial property information. The following WIPO Standards may be of particular use:
- Country and organization codes (ST.3)
- Numbering (ST.13, ST.6)
- Kind codes in patent documents (ST.16)
- Citations (ST.14)
- XML (ST.36, ST.66, ST.86 and ST.96)
- Dates (ST.2)
- Official gazettes (ST.17, ST.18, ST.63, ST.81)
- OCR (ST.22)
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participate in developing WIPO Standards
check practices of other IP offices
Nobody likes making a big effort to do something complex, only to find out later that there's a better way to do it. To avoid wasting time and money, consult and learn from best practices in other IP offices. Seeing how others have solved certain problems can help you solve your own in a much more efficient way.
Part 7 of the WIPO Handbook contains detailed information on best practices related to various aspects of IP information, including: