WIPO Standards on Industrial Property Information and Documentation

WIPO Standards provide a single, common framework for working with the information contained within industrial property documents. They cover patents, trademarks, and industrial designs and are used at all stages of the industrial property prosecution process (filing, examination, publication, grant, etc.), as well as for data dissemination.

By using WIPO Standards, intellectual property offices around the globe can work in a more efficient, harmonious, and timely fashion. Not only that, but WIPO Standards greatly simplify both international cooperation among offices as well as helping public users of industrial property information to better access and make use of that information in their applications.

WIPO Standards: The common framework for industrial property information and documentation.

  • Sequence listings - ST.25 PDF, Sequence listings, ST.25
  • Citations - ST.14 PDF, Citations, ST.14 , Part 7.9
  • XML - ST.36 PDF, XML, ST.36 , ST.66 PDF, XML, ST.66 , ST.86 PDF, XML, ST.86 , ST.96 PDF, XML, ST.96
  • Application numbers - ST.10/C PDF, Application numbers, ST.10/C , ST.13 PDF, Application numbers, ST.13 , Part 7.2
  • Titles of inventions - ST.15 PDF, Titles of inventions, ST.15
  • Presentation of dates - ST.2 PDF, Presentation of dates, ST.2 , Part 7.1
  • OCR [Optical Character Recognition] - ST.22 PDF, OCR, ST.22 , Part 7.11
  • Supplementary Protection Certificates [SPCs] - Part 7.7

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