Patent office


Patent office

A patent office is a governmental or intergovernmental organization which controls the issue of patents.

List of patent offices

For a list of patent offices and their websites, please see [http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp this list] maintained by WIPO.

"The entries shown in italics are regional or international patent offices."

*"African Regional Intellectual Property Organization" (ARIPO)
*IP Australia (IPA)
*Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
*Ethiopian Intellectual Property Office (EIPO)
*"Eurasian Patent Organization" (EAPO)
*"European Patent Office" (EPO)
*German Patent Office (DPMA)
*Indian Patent Office
*Japan Patent Office (JPO)
*Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
*National Industrial Property Institute, France (INPI)
*Netherlands Patent Office
*"Nordic Patent Institute" (NPI)
*Norwegian Industrial Property Office
*"Organisation Africaine de la Propriété Intellectuelle" (OAPI)
*Russian Federal Service for Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks (Rospatent)
*Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV)
*Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE)
*Turkish Patent Institute
*UK Intellectual Property Office (UK-IPO)
*United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
*"World Intellectual Property Organization" (WIPO)
*State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)

List of past patent offices or the like

* Confederate Patent Office
* "Goskomizobretenie" (Soviet patent office)
* International Patent Institute

See also

* Patent
* List of patent legal concepts
* List of people associated with patent law
* Intellectual property organisation

External links

* [http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/urls.jsp "Directory of Intellectual Property Offices" (incl. Patent Offices)] on the WIPO web site


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