Open public consultations

Share your views on laws and policies currently in development.

Source Title Time frame Description Link IPRs
European Commission Public consultation: Intellectual property – revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents Consultation period: 07 July 2022 - 29 September 2022 (midnight Brussels time). The aim of the consultation is to collect views from all stakeholders. It gathers the different grounds and procedures for issuing compulsory licensing in a crisis and should discover bottlenecks and the impact on stakeholders. The consultation supports the preparation of the impact assessment. Click to respond to the questionnaire Patents
European Commission Call for evidence: Remuneration of music performers and record producers from third (non-EU) countries for recorded music played in the EU 28 July 2022 - 22 September 2022 This initiative will amend the EU’s rules on rental and lending rights and on certain rights related to copyright. Click to give feedback Copyright

Useful dataset resources

Rigorous empirical research, hypothesis testing and replication require high-quality data. Several organisations provide IPR datasets that enable empirical research and promote evidence-based policies.

Source organisation Description Link IPRs
European Patent Office (EPO) Worldwide Patent Statistical Database, PATSTAT. Database available as both bulk data and online. Contains bibliographical and legal status patent data. Updated twice a year, subscription required. patents
ECOOM ECOOM’s technometrics team enhances each launched PATSTAT database by several essential additions and improvements (such as the name harmonisation and sector allocation of applicants). These enhancements, under the form of the EEE-PPAT table, are supported and published by EPO for use by PATSTAT subscribers. Patents
European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) EUIPO open data platform. XML files of the full data set or partial datasets of EUIPO’s register on trademarks, representatives, international registrations, designs or applicants. Updated daily, no license required. trademarks, designs
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) A variety of patent-related datasets (e.g., PCT filings, triadic patent families, patent citations) that are open to all users. Links to methodological documents that help design and interpret IP-related statistics in an accurate manner. patents
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Links to databases that contain innovation- and IPR-related statistics frequently used in economics studies. patents, utility model, trademarks, designs
The Office of the Chief Economist of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Various datasets related to patents and trademarks. Mainly bulk data for entire databases. For some datasets API for programmers and application developers, search and query builder and a visualisation interface. patents, trademarks
IP Australia Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) is an annually updated bulk dataset of the complete Australian IP register that links IPRs to business numbers in a simple data format. Intellectual Property Government Open Live Data (IPGOLD) is a version of IPGOD that is updated weekly. patents, trademarks, designs, plant breeder’s rights