Patent and Trademark Offices


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External link opens in new tab or windowThe European Patent Office (EPO)

The office tasked with registering and granting national and regional patent rights across various European countries

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External link opens in new tab or windowEU-IPO

       The office tasked with registering and granting trade mark and registered design

                             rights for the entire EU market

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External link opens in new tab or windowThe UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)

The executive agency of the UK Government tasked with dealing with IP rights, among which are registering and granting of IP rights that cover the UK and providing a UK base for registering international IP rights


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External link opens in new tab or windowThe World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

A UN organization which coordinates and supports many national and regional patent and trademark offices in aiding applicants obtain effective IP rights

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Directory and link to other patent and trade mark offices around the world offered by WIPO




IP Related Professional Organizations


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External link opens in new tab or windowThe Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Pate Office (epi)

A professional association of European patent attorneys which regulates their practice and an international non-governmental public law corporation

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External link opens in new tab or windowThe Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)

A professional association of British patent attorneys first incorporated in1882 which aids the profession and aids in its regulation through another organization

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External link opens in new tab or windowThe Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)

A professional association of British trade mark attorneys founded in 1934 which aids the profession and aids in its regulation through another organization


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External link opens in new tab or windowThe International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)

An international organization whose members are IP professionals, academics and relevant stakeholders. One of its main roles is to harmonize and aid the process of obtaining valid IP rights