Patent office

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A patent office is a governmental or intergovernmental organization which controls the issue of patents. In other words, "patent offices are government bodies that may grant a patent or reject the patent application based on whether the application fulfils the requirements for patentability."[1]

List of patent offices[edit]

For a list of patent offices and their websites, see the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) maintained list, here.

The entries shown in italics are regional or international patent offices.

List of past patent offices or the like[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ European Commission, Pharmaceutical Sector Inquiry, Preliminary Report (DG Competition Staff Working Paper), 28 November 2008, page 89 (pdf, 1.95 MB).

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