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Protecting intellectual property
Whether you are a multinational business or an individual, our services provide you with a fast, efficient and cost-effective route for protecting your inventions, trademarks or designs across borders.
The Lisbon system provides a means of obtaining protection for appellations of origin in several countries through a single registration procedure in one language, with one set of fees in one currency.
Our fast, flexible and cost-effective services for settling IP and technology disputes outside the courts include:
Mediation ¡ª where an impartial mediator helps two or more parties in dispute reach a mutually acceptable agreement between themselves.
Arbitration ¡ª where the parties agree to submit their dispute to an arbitrator, who then makes a final, binding decision (award).
Expert determination ¡ª where the parties agree to submit a specific issue (such as a technical question, or the valuation of an IP asset, or royalty rates) to one or more experts who make a determination.
We are the leading international service-provider for disputes relating to Internet domain names - or ¡°cybersquatting.¡±
Our dispute resolution procedure is conducted in electronic format and delivers enforceable decisions within just two months.
Services for patent offices
Secure exchange of documents
DAS: The WIPO Digital Access Service (DAS) system enables participating IP offices to exchange priority and other similar documents securely among themselves.
CASE: The WIPO Centralized Access to Search and Examination (CASE) system enables patent offices to securely share search and examination documentation related to patent applications, facilitating a more effective and efficient international examination process.