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Mission of World Intellectual Property Organization

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. We are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 189 member states.

Our mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Our mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

List of verifed online 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.

International Patent
Classification

The International Patent Classification (IPC) is used to classify patents and utility models according to the different areas of technology to which they pertain. The IPC was established by the Strasbourg Agreement in 1971 and is continuously revised by the IPC Committee of Experts.

Trademark Classes
Nice Classification

The Nice Classification (NCL) is an international system used to classify goods and services for the purposes of the registration of trademarks. The Nice Classification was established by the Nice Agreement in 1957 and is continuously revised by the Committee of Experts of the Nice Union.

Industrial Design
Locarno Classification 

The Locarno Classification (LOC) is an international system used to classify goods for the purposes of the registration of industrial designs. It was established by the Locarno Agreement in 1968 and is continuously revised by the Committee of Experts of the Locarno Union.

Figurative Elements
Vienna Classification

The Vienna Classification (VCL), established by the Vienna Agreement (1973), is an international classification of the figurative elements of marks.
The seventh edition of the Vienna Classification came into force on January 1, 2013. Find out more about the Vienna Classification.

List of verified online E-registers of IP rights

National and International Registrars of IP rights (since 1953)

TOP-3 Trademarks and Patent Offices

According to the number of trademarks and patents regisrations (among 182 countries)

No 1: US Patent Office

Trademarks, Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Design, Selective Achievements
$ 1 500 -
13 700
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Registration period: 1 - 3 years

    TM Certificate language: English

    TM Protected territory: USA

    TM owner: Legal entity, private individual

    No 2: SIPO China 

    Trademarks, Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Design, Selective Achievements
    $ 820 -
    11 900
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    • Registration period: 1 - 2 years
    • TM Certificate language: Chinese
    • TM Protected territory: China, Hong Kong
    • TM owner: Legal entity, government

    No 3: Japan Patent Office

    Trademarks, Inventions, Utility Models, Industrial Design, Selective Achievements
    $ 1 240 -
    17 600
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    • Registration period: 1 - 2 years
    • TM Certificate language: Japanese
    • TM Protected territory: Japan
    • TM owner: Legal entity

    TOP-3 Copyright Offices

    According to the number of copyright works registration

    No 1: US Copyright Office

    Audio and visual works, books, movies, author's business projects, brands, computer programs, mobile applications, work of science, computer games, architecture, dramatic works
    $ 3.500
    For 1 standard copyright work
    (without post delivery charges)

    Language of copyright certificate:
    English (only)

    1. Preliminary search for uniqueness:  
    = $ 1.750/1 month

    2. Registration fee & services:
    = $ 470/4-8 months

    3. Submission of answer in case of provisional refusal:
    = $ 1.280

      No 2: INTEROCO Copyright Office

      Computer programs, brands, work of science, volume-dimensional models, books, movies, author's business projects, mobile applications, comuter games, architecture 
      $ 2.000
      For 1 standard copyright work
      (without post delivery charges)

      Languages of copyright certificate:
      English & Local language of applicant
      1. Preliminary search for uniqueness:  
        = $ 500/3 days

        2. Registration fee & services:
        = $ 1.500/7 days

        3. Submission of answer in case of provisional refusal:
        = $ 0 (by applying through regional offices)

        No 3: National Copyright Administration of China

        Brands, computer programs, work of science, architecture, work of science,author's business projects, books, movies
        $ 1.880
        For 1 standard copyright work
        (without post delivery charges)

        Language of copyright certificate:
        Chinese (only)
        1. Preliminary search for uniqueness:  
          = $ 380/6 weeks

          2. Registration fee & services:
          = $ 1.150/3-12 months

          Submission of answer in case of provisional refusal:
          = $ 350

          List of most popular IP-objects

          By the number of registration since 2001 year

          TRADEMARKS

          Trademark, trade mark, or trade-mark is a recognizable sign, design, or expression which identifies products or services of a particular source from those of others, although trademarks used to identify services are usually called service marks.

          INVENTIONS

          Invention is a unique or novel device. The invention process is a process within an overall engineering and product development process. It may be an improvement upon a machine or product or a new process for creating an object or a result.

          COMPUTER PROGRAMS

          Computer program is a collection of instructions that performs a specific task when executed by a computer. A computer requires programs to function and typically executes the program's instructions in a central processing unit.

          WORKS OF ARTS

          A work of art, artwork, art piece, piece of art or art object is an aesthetic physical item or artistic creation. Apart from "work of art", which may be used of any work regarded as art in its widest sense including works from literature and music

          WORK OF SCIENCE

          Registration of work of science as a copyright provides protection for results of identifiable embodiment of the idea - it means that creative activity idea should be described/embodied in practical solution, business process or method.