Government Patent Offices Around the World

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Government Patent Offices Around the World

This section outlines major government patent offices across different continents, complete with website links for inventors, businesses, and intellectual property professionals looking to navigate the complexities of patent registration worldwide.


- **China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA)**: Manages patent registrations in China for inventions, utility models, and designs. [CNIPA](

- **Japanese Patent Office (JPO)**: Administers Japan's patent system, protecting technological advancements. [JPO](

- **Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)**: Responsible for patent filings in South Korea, safeguarding inventions and designs. [KIPO](

- **Indian Patent Office (IPO)**: Manages patent filings in India under the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion. [IPO](


- **European Patent Office (EPO)**: Offers a centralized patent application process for protection in multiple European countries. [EPO](

- **United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO)**: Handles patent applications in the UK, providing protection for inventions. [UKIPO](

- **German Patent and Trade Mark Office (DPMA)**: Facilitates patent protection in Germany for a wide range of inventions. [DPMA](

- **French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)**: Manages patent registrations in France, supporting innovation and development. [INPI](

North America

- **United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)**: The federal agency for granting patents and registering trademarks in the US. [USPTO]( - **Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)**: Administers Canada's patent system to protect new inventions. [CIPO](

South America

- **Brazilian National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)**: Brazil's patent authority, protecting intellectual property and encouraging advancement. [INPI Brazil](

- **Argentine National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI Argentina)**: Oversees patent and trademark registrations in Argentina. [INPI Argentina](


- **African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)**: Facilitates patent filings in multiple African countries through a centralized system. [ARIPO](

- **South African Patent Office (CIPC)**: Manages patent registrations in South Africa, located within the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission. [CIPC](


- **IP Australia**: Administers Australia's patent system, offering protection for inventions and promoting innovation. [IP Australia](

- **Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ)**: Responsible for patent registrations in New Zealand. [IPONZ](