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Where are the IP offices around the world?

Posted by Brogan Woodburn on Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019

IP offices in the world

The following list includes a number of intellectual property offices around the world. Each item has information on the intellectual property office address, email, and phone number. For an exhaustive list of patent and trademark offices, check out the World Intellectual Property Organization’s directory

For any effective brand protection strategy, it’s vital for companies to know how to get in touch with their local intellectual property offices - even those that are still beginners. For this reason, Red Points has created the list below. 

 

North America

United States


US Patent and Trademark Office 

Website: www.uspto.gov

Email: usptoinfo@uspto.gov

The USPTO recommends you use one of the following subject lines to speed up email correspondence:

  • Patents
  • Trademarks
  • Products and Services
  • Electronic Business Support

Phone numbers:

  • Toll-Free: 800-786-9199
  • Local: 571-272-1000
  • TTY: 800-877-8339

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United States Patent and Trademark Office locations

Virginia Headquarters:

USPTO Madison Building

600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314

 

Texas:

USPTO Texas Regional Office

207 South Houston St., Suite 159

Dallas, Texas 75202

Phone: 469-295-9000

Email: TexasRegionalOffice@uspto.gov  

 

Colorado:

USPTO Rocky Mountain Regional Office

1961 Stout Street, 14th floor

Denver, CO 80294

Phone: 303-297-4600                                               

Email: rockymountain@uspto.gov

 

Michigan:

USPTO Midwest Regional Office

300 River Place Drive, Suite 2900

Detroit, MI 48207

Phone: 313-446-4800

Email: MidwestRegion@uspto.gov

 

California:

Silicon Valley USPTO

26 S. Fourth Street

San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-918-9900

Email: SiliconValley@USPTO.GOV

 

United States Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office

101 Independence Ave. S.E.

Washington, D.C. 20559-6000

Phone: (202) 707–3000 or 1 (877) 476–0778 (toll free)

Red Points also provides an easy-to-follow guide to Copyright, including registration and an overview of protections, fair use and DMCA.

 

Mexico


Mexico trademark office

Mexican Institute of Industrial Property

Website: https://www.gob.mx/impi/

Email: buzon@impi.gob.mx, dp@impi.gob.mx

Phone numbers:

(52 55) 56 24 04 01 / 04

(52 55) 53 34 07 00

(52 55) 56 24 04 06 - Telefax

 

Address:

Periférico Sur No. 3106 

Piso 9, Col. Jardines del Pedregal 

Mexico, D.F., C.P. 01900

 

Canada

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Website: http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/Home

Email: ic.contact-contact.ic@canada.ca

 

Phone numbers:

Telephone (toll-free in Canada and the United States): 1-866-997-1936

International calls only: 1-819-934-0544

Fax: 819-953-2476 or 819-953-6742

TTY (for hearing-impaired): 1-866-694-8389

Business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern Time)

 

Address:

Canadian Intellectual Property Office 

Place du Portage I

50 Victoria Street, Room C-114

Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0C9 (Courier: J8X 3X1)

 

South America

Brazil


Brazil Trademark Office

The National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Website: http://www.inpi.gov.br/english

An online contact form is available at this link: http://faleconosco.inpi.gov.br/faleconosco/

Phone number: (21) 3037-3000

 

Rio De Janeiro Headquarters:

Rua Mayrink Veiga, 9 - Centro - RJ - CEP: 20090-910

Praça Mauá, 7 - Centro - RJ - CEP: 20081-240 

 

Mailing address:

Rua Mayrink Veiga, nº 9  - 22º andar - Centro - Rio de Janeiro / RJ -  CEP: 20090-910

 

Eleven district addresses with emails are available at the link below:

http://www.inpi.gov.br/Portal/sobre/enderecos-e-telefones-1

 

Chile


Instituto Nacional de Propiedad Industrial (INAPI)

Website: https://www.inapi.cl/

Email: inapi@inapi.cl

Phone: (56 2) 2 887 0400

 

Address:

Av. Libertador Bernardo O'higgins 194, 1st floor, Santiago, Chile

Argentina


National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Website: http://www.inpi.gob.ar/

Email: infopatentes@inpi.gob.ar

Phone: 0-800-222-4674, (54 11) 4344 4902

 

Address:

Paseo Colón 717 

C.P. 1063 Buenos Aires

 

Europe


The European Union Intellectual Trademark Office

Website: https://euipo.europa.eu/ohimportal/en/home

Email: information@euipo.europa.eu

Phone: 34 965 139 100

 

Address:

Avenida de Europa, 4

03008 Alicante, Spain

 

Germany


German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)

Website: https://www.dpma.de

Email: info@dpma.de

Phone: (49 89) 21 95 0 (Munich)

 

Mailing address: 

80297 Munich 

 

Location: 

Zweibrückenstraße 12 

80331 Munich 

 

Netherlands


Bureau of Intellectual Property Sint Maarten

Web site: http://www.bip.sx/

E-mail: info@bip.sx

Phone: (1721) 543 35 00

 

Address:

Professional Office Park 

Osprey Drive #4 

Building 2, Unit 2A 

Philipsburg, Sint Maarten

 

Bureau of Intellectual Property Aruba

Website: http://www.opi-aruba.org/

E-mail address: opi@aruba.gov.aw

Phone: (297) 583 1200

 

Address:

1 Laclé Blvd. No. 3 

Oranjestad 

Aruba

 

 

Netherlands Patent Office 

Web site: http://www.rvo.nl/octrooien

Email: nloctrooicentrum@agentschapnl.nl

Phone: (31 88) 042 42 42

 

Address:

Prinses Beatrixlaan 2 

2595 AL Den Haag 

 

Mailing address: 

P.O. Box 10366 

2501 HJ Den Haag 

 

France


National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI)

Web site: http://www.inpi.fr

Email: contact@inpi.fr

Phone: (00 33) 171 087 163

 

Mailing Address:

15 rue des Minimes 

CS 50001 

92677 Courbevoie Cedex 

 

Italy

 

Italian Patent and Trademark Office 

Web site: http://www.uibm.gov.it

Email: contactcenteruibm@mise.gov.it

Phone: (39) 06 4705 5800

 

Address: 

19, via Molise 

00187 Roma

United Kingdom

Intellectual Property Office

Web site: http://www.ipo.gov.uk

Email: information@ipo.gov.uk

Phone: 030 0300 2000, +44 (0) 1633 814000 (outside the UK)

 

Address:

Concept House 

Cardiff Road 

Newport 

South Wales NP10 8QQ

Belgium

Belgium Intellectual Property Office (OPRI) 

Web site: https://economie.fgov.be/fr/themes/propriete-intellectuelle

Email: address piie.contact@economie.fgov.be

Phone: (00 32) 2 277 9011

 

Address:

SPF Economie 

OPRI - DG de la Réglementation économique 

City Atrium 

Rue du Progrès, 50 

1210 Bruxelles 

 

Spain

Spanish Patent and Trademark Office

Web site: http://www.oepm.es

Email: informacion@oepm.es

Phone: (34) 902 15 75 30

 

Address:

Paseo de la Castellana 75 

28046 Madrid

Asia

China

 

China Intellectual Property Agent Office

China National Intellectual Property Administration

Web site: http://english.cnipa.gov.cn/

Email: sipo@sipo.gov.cn

Phone: (86 10) 62 08 31 14

 

Address:

6, Xitucheng Lu 

Jimenqiao Haidian District 

100088 Beijing

 

Japan

 

Japan Patent Office

Web site: https://www.jpo.go.jp/e/index.html

Email: PA1A31@jpo.go.jp

Phone: (81 3) 3580 9827 (Int. Affairs)

 

Address:

3-4-3 Kasumigaseki 

Chiyoda-ku 

Tokyo 100-8915

 

India 

Indian Trademark Office

Office of the Controller-General of Patents, Designs, and Trademarks

Web site: http://www.ipindia.nic.in

Email: mumbai-patent@nic.in

Phone: (91 22) 241 32735

 

Address:

Bhoudhik Sampada Bhavan 

S.M. Road, Antop Hill 

Mumbai-400037

 

Africa

South Africa 

 

South Africa Intellectual Property Office

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

Web site: http://www.cipc.co.za/

Mr. Lehong, Patents and Designs—Email: tlehong@cipc.co.za Phone: (27 12) 394 1298

Ms. Lotheringen, IP Enforcement—Email: alotheringen@cipc.co.za Phone: (27 12) 394 1512

More contact links are located at South Africa’s WIPO page

 

Physical Address: 

Block F 

The DTI Campus 

77 Meintjies Street 

Sunnyside 

Pretoria

 

Mailing Address: 

Private Bag X400 

Pretoria 0001

 

Egypt 

Trademarks and Industrial Designs Office 

Web site: http://www.itda.gov.eg/

Email: info@Itda.gov.eg

Phone: (202) 267 20 452

 

Address:

4 Nasr Road cross Makram Ebeid 

Nasr City – Cairo 

Egypt 

 

Oceania

Australian trademark office

 

IP Australia

Web site: http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au

Email: international@ipaustralia.gov.au

Phone: (612) 6283 2002 (Director General), (612) 6283 2999 

 

Mailing address: 

PO Box 200 

Woden ACT, 2606

 

Street address: 

47 Bowes Street 

Woden ACT, 2606

 

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About the author

Brogan Woodburn

Post Written by Brogan Woodburn

Brogan is a freelance writer with experience in the music and luxury retail markets. As a watch collector, he is always concerned with product authenticity. He graduated with a B.M. from Berklee College of Music in 2013.