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If you are an Intellectual Property Lawyer / Professional, you will find these websites very useful. These websites are divided into 3 categories – International IP Services, International Databases, and Others.
International IP Services
- PCT – The International Patent System
The Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) assists applicants in seeking patent protection internationally for their inventions, helps patent offices with their patent granting decisions, and facilitates public access to a wealth of technical information relating to those inventions. By filing one international patent application under the PCT, applicants can simultaneously seek protection for an invention in a large number of countries.
- Madrid – The International Trademark System
The Madrid System is a convenient and cost-effective solution for registering and managing trademarks worldwide. File a single application and pay one set of fees to apply for protection in up to 122 countries. Modify, renew or expand your global trademark portfolio through one centralized system.
- Hague – The International Design System
The Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs provides a practical business solution for registering up to 100 designs in 73 contracting parties covering 90 countries, through the filing of one single international application.
- Lisbon – The International System of Geographical Indications
The Lisbon System for the International Registration of Geographical Indications offers a means of obtaining protection for a geographical indication in the 30 contracting parties to the Lisbon Agreement through a single registration and one set of fees.
- Budapest – The International Microorganism Deposit System
The Budapest System provides a practical business solution when pursuing patents involving biological material in some 80 countries through the recognition of one international recognized deposit with an international depositary authority (IDA).
The PATENTSCOPE database provides access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as to patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices.
- Global Brand Database
The Global Brand Database is your gateway to more than 40,980,000 records from some 55 national and international collections, and the first step in researching whether a mark similar or identical to yours already exists. Search the Global Brand Database before filing a trademark application, or to simply browse marks in markets that interest you.
- Global Design Database
Via a single, intuitive interface, the Global Design Database enables free, simultaneous searches of more than 11,350,000 industrial designs registered under the WIPO-administered Hague System and/or in participating national collections.
- Hague Express Database
The weekly updated Hague Express Database includes bibliographical data and – as far as international registrations governed exclusively or partly by the 1999 and/or by the 1960 Act(s) of the Hague Agreement are concerned – reproductions of industrial designs relating to published international registrations bearing a registration date as from January 3, 1985. International registrations that have lapsed are not removed from the Database.
- WIPO Lex
WIPO Lex is a global database that provides free of charge access to legal information on intellectual property (IP) such as treaties administered by WIPO, other IP-related treaties, and laws and regulations of the Member States of WIPO, the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
- WIPO-Administered Treaties
WIPO administers 26 treaties including the WIPO Convention.
- WIPO Translate
WIPO Translate is a market-leading translation software for specialized text. Originally created to translate patent documents, WIPO Translate can also be adapted and customized to other technical domains. Once trained in a specific subject area, WIPO Translate has been shown to out-perform other paid and free translation tools.
- WIPO International Classifications
Applicants for national or international IP protection are required to determine whether their creation is new or owned/claimed by someone else. To determine this, huge amounts of information must be searched. International classifications facilitate such searches by organizing information concerning inventions, trademarks and industrial designs into indexed, manageable structures for easy retrieval.
- WIPO Pearl – WIPO’s Multilingual Terminology Portal
WIPO Pearl gives access to scientific and technical terms derived from patent documents. It helps promote accurate and consistent use of terms across different languages, and makes it easier to search and share scientific and technical knowledge.
- Country Profiles
These profiles provide quick access to the information for each country in multiple WIPO databases. Information is provided for both WIPO members and non-members.
- Case Studies on Intellectual Property (IP Advantage)
The case studies in the IP Advantage database offer insights into how IP works in the real world, and how its successful exploitation can contribute to development.
- WIPO Magazine
The WIPO Magazine explores intellectual property, creativity and innovation in action across the world.