IP Offices

world intellectual property organization

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property (IP) services, policy, information and cooperation, and a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 193 member states.

united states patent and trademark office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

european union intellectual property office

EUIPO is the European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design.

swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

The IPI is responsible for examining, granting and administering Swiss industrial property rights (patents, trade marks and designs). It works together with governmental agencies, trade associations and businesses to enforce Swiss indications of source within Switzerland and internationally. The IPI also supervises the collective rights management organisations for copyright and provides information on intellectual property rights to individuals and companies in a variety of ways.

european patent office

The Office’s core activity is the search and examination of European patent applications and the grant of European patents.

U.S. Copyright Office

The U.S. Copyright Office promotes creativity and free expression by administering the nation’s copyright laws and by providing impartial, expert advice on copyright law and policy for the benefit of all.

Office of National Economy (AVW)

The Department of Intellectual Property Law deals with the protection of industrial property rights as well as copyright protection. In particular, the AVW deals with national and international registration of trademarks and designs, as well as the administration of copyright and related protective rights.