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Canadian Intellectual Property Office

This organization enables the search for patents as well as trademarks, copyrights, industrial designs,and integrated circuit topographies. The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO), a Special Operating Agency (SOA) associated with Industry Canada, is responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada.

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US Patent and Trade-mark Office (USPTO)

This website allows those to search patents and trademarks in the United States.

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Google Patents

A Google powered search engine that searches the patents in the US. Google and the USPTO have entered into an agreement to make bulk patent and trademark information available to the public at no charge.

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World Intellectual Property Organization Gold (WIPO Gold)

WIPO Gold is a free public resource which provides a one-stop gateway to WIPO’s global collections of searchable IP data. It aims to facilitate universal access to IP information.

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European Patent Office

This organization has a searchable database for patents across europe. The European Patent Office (EPO) provides a uniform application procedure for individual inventors and companies seeking patent protection in up to 40 European countries.

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Industrial Property Digital Library

The Industrial Property Digital Library (IPDL) offers the public access to IP Gazettes of the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) free of charge through the Internet.

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