European Patent Organisation
The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 7 October 1977 on the basis of the European Patent Convention (EPC) signed in Munich in 1973. It has two bodies, the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council, which supervises the Office's activities.
Controller General of Patents Designs and Trademarks (CGPDTM)
The Indian Patent Office is administered by the Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM). This is a subordinate office of the Indian government and administers the Indian law of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks.
Indian Copyright Office
The Copyright Office is to be under the immediate control of a Registrar of Copyrights to be appointed by the Central Government, who would act under the superintendence and directions of the Central Government.
State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)
In order to provide a better support for national technological innovation and economic growth as well as for patent examination, the SIPO always attaches great importance to the development of documentation and automation system.
Swedish Patent and Registration Office (SPRO)
The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (Swedish: Patent- och registreringsverket or PRV) is a Swedish government agency based in Stockholm and Söderhamn in charge of patents, trademarks and industrial designs. The Office acts as Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) authority, i.e. International Searching Authority (ISA) and International Preliminary Examining Authority (IPEA).
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that issues patents to inventors and businesses for their inventions, and trademark registration for product and intellectual property identification.
Japan Patent Office (JPO)
The Japan Patent Office is a Japanese governmental agency in charge of industrial property right affairs, under the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The Japan Patent Office is located in Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda, Tokyo and is one of the world's largest patent offices.
Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)
The Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) is the patent office and intellectual property office of South Korea. In 2000, the name of the office was changed from "Korean Industrial Property Office" to "Korean Intellectual Property Office". It is located in Daejeon Metropolitan City.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
The World Trade Organization (WTO) is an organization that intends to supervise and liberalize international trade. The organization officially commenced on 1 January 1995 under the Marrakech Agreement, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT), which commenced in 1948. The organization deals with regulation of trade between participating countries; it provides a framework for negotiating and formalizing trade agreements, and a dispute resolution process aimed at enforcing participants' adherence to WTO agreements, which are signed by representatives of member governments: and ratified by their parliaments. Most of the issues that the WTO focuses on derive from previous trade negotiations, especially from the Uruguay Round (1986–1994).
Several Indian bodies dealing with IP
Ministry of Commerce and Industry http://commerce.nic.in/
Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion http://dipp.nic.in/
Ministry of Science and Technology http://www.dst.gov.in/
Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC) http://www.tifac.org.in/
Patent Facilitating Centre (PFC) http://www.pfc.org.in/
Development Commissioner (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) http://www.dcmsme.gov.in/
MSME - Development Institute http://www.msmedikolkata.gov.in/
Federation of Indian Micro & Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME) http://www.fisme.org.in/
Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) http://www.ipfc4msme.in/
Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Intellectual Property Management and Patent Information System (PIS) http://www.ipindia.nic.in/niipm/
Semiconductor Integrated Circuits Layout Design Registry (SICLDR) http://sicldr.gov.in/
National Biodiversity Authority http://www.nbaindia.org/
Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Authority http://plantauthority.gov.in/index.htm
Geographical Indication Registry http://ipindia.nic.in/girindia/
National Intellectual Property Organization (NIPO) http://www.nipo.in/index.htm
IPR Aware World http://www.iprawareworld.org