WIPO launches a State-of-the-Art A.I. search tool

The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has launched a new web search tool for State of the Art searches, which uses images to carry out searches. According to Mr Francis Gurry, WIPO's Director General, “in the field of trademarks, our state-of-the-art AI technology is a major improvement that will create greater certainty for the development of new image marks and greater ease for monitoring potentially misleading or conflicting new registrations”.

This database will be available for free to all users of the platform, covering 45 trademark offices who are already part of the project.

For further information, please be referred to WIPO's website.