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List of WIPO Standards, Recommendations and Guidelines


Standards of a general nature, common to information and documentation

  • Standard ST.2:  Manner for designating calendar dates (May 1997) PDF
  • Standard ST.3:  Two-letter codes for the representation of states, other entities and organizations (February 2015) PDF
  • Standard ST.13:  Numbering of applications for IPRs (February 2008) PDF
  • Standard ST.96:  Recommendation for the processing of Industrial Property information using XML (December 2015) PDF
    - ST.96 Annexes I, II, III and IVnew

Standards relating to Patent Information and Documentation

  • Standard ST.1:  Minimum data elements required to uniquely identify a patent document (May 2001) PDF
  • Standard ST.6:  Numbering of published patent documents (December 2002) PDF
  • Standard ST.7:  Microforms (May 1998) PDF
  • Standard ST.7/A:  8-up aperture card microform (May 1998) PDF
  • Standard ST.7/B:  16 mm Roll Microfilm (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.7/C:  35 mm Roll Microfilm in 8-up configuration (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.7/D:  Method of identifying Roll Microfilm files (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.7/E:  Photo-optically generated microfiches (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.7/F:  Computer Output Microfiches (COM) (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.8:  IPC symbols on machine-readable records (March 2011) PDF
  • Standard ST.9:  Bibliographic data on and relating to patents and SPCs (June 2013) PDF | Tracked changes
  • Standard ST.10:  Published patent documents (November 1997)  PDF
  • Standard ST.10/A:  Format of patent documents (April 1994) PDF
  • Standard ST.10/B:  Layout of bibliographic data components (December 2008) PDF
  • Standard ST.10/C:  Presentation of bibliographic data components (March 2011) PDF
  • Standard ST.10/D:  Physical characteristics of patent documents (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.11:  Minimum of indexes to be inserted in patent gazettes (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.12:  Preparation of abstracts of patent documents (April 1994) PDF
  • Standard ST.12/A:  Abstracts of patent documents (April 1994) PDF
  • Standard ST.12/B:  Categorized patent abstract (April 1994) PDF
  • Standard ST.12/C:  Physical characteristics of separately published abstracts (April 1994) PDF
  • Standard ST.14:  References cited in patent documents (February 2008) PDF
  • Standard ST.15:  Titles of inventions in patent documents (December 1995) PDF
  • Standard ST.16:  Identification of different kinds of patent documents (May 1997) PDF
  • Standard ST.17:  Coding of headings of announcements made in official gazettes (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.18:  Patent gazettes and other patent announcement journals (November 1997) PDF
  • Standard ST.19:  Indexes issued by IPO (December 1990) PDF
  • Standard ST.20:  Name indexes to patent documents (December 1993) PDF
  • Standard ST.21:  Reduction of volume of priority documents (April 1994) PDF
  • Standard ST.22:  Authoring of patent applications for the purpose of OCR (December 2008) PDF
  • Standard ST.25:  Presentation of nucleotide and amino acid sequence listings (December 2009) PDF
  • Standard ST.30:  Magnetic tape format for the exchange of data and documents (December 1991) PDF
  • Standard ST.31:  Character sets for the exchange of patent documents (October 1996) PDF
  • Standard ST.32:  Markup of patent documents using SGML (November 1995) PDF
  • Standard ST.33:  Data exchange of facsimile information of patent documents (February 1999) PDF
  • Standard ST.34:  Recording of application numbers in electronic form (May 1997) PDF
  • Standard ST.35:  Data exchange of mixed-mode published patent information on MMMT (December 1999) PDF
  • Standard ST.36:  Processing of patent information using XML (November 2007) PDF
    - ST.36 Supplementary Material
  • Standard ST.40:  Facsimile images of patent documents available on CD-ROM (April 1993) PDF
  • Standard ST.50:  Corrections, alterations and supplements relating to patent information (December 2009) PDF

Standards relating to Trademark Information and Documentation

  • Standard ST.60:  Bibliographic data relating to marks (December 2008) PDF
  • Standard ST.62:  Standard abbreviation for “Vienna Classification” (December 1992)  PDF
  • Standard ST.63:  Content and layout of trademark gazettes (November 1997)  PDF
  • Standard ST.64:  Search files for trademark search (May 1996) PDF
  • Standard ST.66:  Processing of trademark information using XML (March 2012) PDF
    - ST.66 Appendices A, B, C, D and E
  • Standard ST.67:  Electronic management of the figurative elements of trademarks (July 2012) PDF

Standards relating to Industrial Design Information and Documentation

  • Standard ST.80:  Bibliographic data relating to industrial designs (January 2004) PDF
  • Standard ST.81:  Content and layout of industrial designs gazettes (November 1997) PDF
  • Standard ST.86:  Processing of industrial design information using XML (February 2008) PDF
    - ST.86 Appendices A, B, C, D and E

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