IP Links

Selected links to the most important patent and trade mark offices and organizations of intellectual property.

European Patent Office

German Patent- and Trade Mark Office

Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market


UK Patent Office

Spanish Patent Office

US Patent and Trade Mark Office

Federal Patent Court

European Court of Justice

European Union

Federal Ministry of Justice

Community Trade Mark Advisory Initiative e.V.

The CTM Advisory Initiative is an initiative of Munich Attorneys for promoting the knowledge of the Community trade mark.


The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property Law is the world's leading non-government organisation for research into, and formulation of policy for, the law relating to the protection of intellectual property.


ECTA brings together European practitioners before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) from throughout the European Union in the field of trade marks and of industrial designs and acts as an informed spokesman on all problems relating to the protection and use of trade marks and industrial designs in the European Union.


The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the non-profit corporation that was formed to assume responsibility for the IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management functions.


The Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) is an association of 27 national and regional societies, each composed of men and women who have an interest in the transfer of technology, or licensing of intellectual property rights- from technical know how and patented inventions to software, copyright and trade marks.


The International Trademark Association, a not-for-profit organization, is an association of trade mark owners and advisors worldwide. INTA takes a leading role in serving members and in actively pursuing public policy matters concerning trade marks.


GRUR (Intellectual Property and Copyright) is the largest German association of all professional groups, enterprises and institutions dealing with the protection of intellectual property.


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