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Intellectual Property Office (IPO)
An operating name of the UK Patent Office - The authorising body for intellectual property in the UK
Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA)
The professional body for patent attorneys in the United Kingdom.
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)
The professional body for trade mark attorneys in the United Kingdom.
Intellectual Property Regulation Board
The regulatory body for Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys.
European Patent Institute
The Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
European Patent Office
The authorising body for the prosecution and grant of European patents.
The European Court of Justice
Provides access to judgements, opinions and orders of the Court of Justice and the Court of First Instance.
epoline Register Plus
Enables checking of the status of European applications.
Offers a facility to search for full text and drawings for PCT, European and national patents and applications.
Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market Trademarks and Designs (OHIM)
Registers Community trade marks and Community designs.
World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
Specialised agency of the United Nations dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international IP system.
WIPO Information on the Patent Co-operation Treaty
Information on the so-called "International Patent Application" system
An organisation responsible for the handling of the payment of renewal fees worldwide.
A website with a database of full text and drawings from patent publications in a number of countries including Korea, Japan, China, PCT, US and Europe. It is accessible using a search engine enabling English language input.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Responsible for IP rights in United States of America.