Patent and Trademarks

International Patent and Trademark Sites

Chinese Patents and Trademarks

Abstracts in English, full text in the original language
An FAQ on Chinese patents can be found on the European Patent Office site.

Canadian Patents

This database lets you access over 75 years of patent descriptions and images. You can search, retrieve and study more than 2,000,000 patent documents.

European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries. It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation and is supervised by the Administrative Council.

Japense Patents and Trademarks

The Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL) offers the public access to IP Gazettes of the JPO free of charge through the Internet.

World Intellectural Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967 with a mandate from its Member States to promote the protection of IP throughout the world through cooperation among states and in collaboration with other international organizations.