Given the growing interest in the patent and trade mark registration, the World Intellectual Property Database (WIPD) was founded with aim to promote intellectual property matters and easier the process of certain intellectual property for applicants. The foundation of the organization goes back to the beginning of the period when the IP information became available online.
Patents, trade marks and other intellectual property rights are recorded as separate fields. There are several web pages for each IP that describe this issue, as well as various organizations involved in intellectual property registration, whether in the U.S., Europe or other part of the world. The actual registration process is quite complicated, preceded by thorough search operations, whether an IP is not already registered. Hence, there is the WIPD, which upon fee, enables users the detailed access to the registered IP list, patents and trade marks especially.