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Changes made in the WIPO Handbook

List of WIPO Standards

Handbook on Intellectual Property Information and Documentation

Provided below are a set of tracked changes documents which indicate the changes made between different versions and the year they were published. All documents listed below are in Adobe PDF format only. Within these documents:

  • Text added has been highlighted in YELLOW.
  • Text deleted is shown with PURPLE highlight and crossed in WHITE. 

Part 3

WIPO Standards Year-Month Published

2023-09 2022-12 | 2022-06 | 2019-09 | 2018-07

2016-11 | 2016-04 | 2015-02 | 2014-03 | 2011-11

2011-10 | 2011-03 | 2009 | 2007 | 2006-12

2006-10 | 2005 | 2003-2004

WIPO ST.6 2003
WIPO ST.7/A 2002

2010-12 2004-11 | 2004-06


2013 |2008 | 2004


2008 2002-2003


2017 20102009 | 2005 | 2004-11


WIPO ST.10/D 2016
WIPO ST.13 2008

2016 2008 | List of Periodicals: 2005

WIPO ST.16 2016
WIPO ST.22 2008
WIPO ST.25 2009

2024 | 2023 | 2021 | 2020 | 2019

2018 | 2017


2021 2020 | 2019

WIPO ST.34 2008

2007 | 2005 | see also Revision History of Annexes


2021 |2020 | 2019 | 2018

WIPO ST.50 2009

2019 |2018 | 2016 | 20082005


2012 | 2007 | see Revision History of Appendices

WIPO ST.67 2012
WIPO ST.80 2004
WIPO ST.87 2022
WIPO ST.88 2021
WIPO ST.90 2023

2020Annex IAnnex V | Revision History of Annexes

Part 4

Part 7

  • Part 7.2.6 - Numbering of applications and priority applications - current practices: 2015
    • The 2017 update covers numbering systems used in the IP offices of the following countries: AT, AU, BE, CN, DE, EP, ES, GB, HR, IE, IT, JP, KR, MD, PL, RU, SA, SE, SK, and US
  • Part 7.3 - Examples and kinds of patent documents: 
    • The 2022 update covers patent documents published by the offices of the following countries:  ES.
    • The 2020 update covers patent documents published by the offices of the following countries:  IE.
    • The 2016 update covers patent documents published by the offices of the following countries:  SE.
    • The 2015 update covers patent documents published by the offices of the following countries: AU, ES and SE.
    • The 2014 update covers patent documents published by the offices of the following countries: CU, ES, MD, RU (& SU) and GB.
  • Part 7.3.3 has been incorporated in Part 7.3.2 in order to facilitate access to corresponding samples of first pages.
    • The 2011 update covers patent documents published by the offices of the following countries and organization: AT, CH, CN, CU, ES, IS, MD, PL, RO, RU (& SU), UA and WO.
  • Furthermore, multiple editorial changes to specific wordings in a number of entries to Parts 7.3.1, 7.3.2 and 7.3.3, as well as new formatting, have been introduced by the International Bureau.

Part 8

  • Part 8.1 - Glossary of terms concerning intellectual property information and documentation:  2013 | 2012 | 2008