This is a list of the most important global and European organisations operating on the field of Intellectual Property.
Global and European
- European Patent Organisation & Office (EPO): The European Patent Organisation is an intergovernmental organisation that was set up on 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.
The European Patent Office, is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation. It offers inventors a uniform application procedure which enables them to seek patent protection in up to 40 European countries.
- World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO): is the global organisation for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. It offers a range of global services for protecting intellectual property (IP) across borders, and for resolving IP disputes outside the courts. WIPO also provides a global policy forum, where governments, intergovernmental organizations, industry groups and civil society come together to address evolving intellectual property (IP) issues. It also offers a vast library of resources and training cources on IP.
- World Trade Organisation (WTO): It is a global organization consisting of governments from around the world and dealing with trade opening, negotiating trade agreements and operating a system of trade rules. Essentially, the WTO is a place where member governments try to sort out the trade problems they face with each other.
- Euroean Union Intellectal Property Office (EUIPO): is the European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design. They also work with the IP offices of the EU Member States and international partners to offer a similar registration experience for trade marks and designs across Europe and the world.
- European Trade Mark and Design Network (ETMDN): the hub that connects National and Regional Intellectual Property Offices, User Associations and other IP Organisations, which work together to achieve a true trade mark and design system in Europe. This means that common practices, services and tools are focused on the needs of IP professionals and rights holders.
- Turkish Patent Office (TPO): Turkish Patent Institute is an independent legal entity with a special budget being attached to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, with the objective of supporting the technological development in Turkey and of establishing and protecting of industrial property rights, as well as providing the public with the worldwide information on industrial property rights, thereby supporting the cultivation of a competitive environment and the development of research & development activities.