Manual IP - the compliance source for 95 years - explains the procedures and laws involved in filing applications for Intellectual Property Law in 238 jurisdictions

Manual IP is formally known as “Manual for the Handling of Applications for Patents, Designs and Trademarks Throughout the World”.

The user-centric and innovative redesign of Manual IP – along with all the other founts of information and guidance available through Kluwer IP Law – will enable IP prosecution professionals such as patent and trademark attorneys and agents, in-house counsel, formality and support officers, and paralegals to be effective in their day-to-day jobs  in a way that could not have been imagined even a few years ago.

The following features are included:

  • Find and compare IP prosecution information for patents, trademarks, industrial designs and utility models globally.
  • Use the smart search function through the renewed Preselected topics for IP phases, for one or more jurisdictions. This will lighten the workload and facilitates the IP Law professional in selected IP application phases.
  • Quickly find answers and make a one-on-one comparison between the various topics from multiple countries.
  • Save favourite searches and topics for future reference.
  • Created by local experts in the field.
  • Our News Alert service keeps you informed with the latest Intellectual Property developments, including new laws and changing regulations relevant to you. Register for the News Alerts
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How Manual IP meets Corporate Legal Departments needs

Corporate Legal Departments (CLDs) are under pressure to do more with less and are simply doing more themselves to reduce the amount of money they spend externally on law firms or professional services
CLDs using Manual IP have access to a wealth of publications which makes them more proactive and efficient

CLDs receive the same information from different external parties when making an enquiry


CLDs using Manual IP can focus on information that is not known in-house
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See what experts in the field have to say about Manual IP

Edited by prominent IP law firms

Read what experts in the field have to say about Manual IP

  • Edward Pullicino
  • Anita Ioannidis
  • Henk Pattyn
My role is to provide precise information on IP law to assist our Patent attorneys and lawyers. Our attorneys often work for clients in multiple jurisdictions and require information on particular points of law. Providing the correct information to them in a timely manner is critical, since incorrect information can potentially invalidate a patent during prosecution or have costly knock on effects during patent litigation. This is where the Manual IP is so useful because it enables me to find information on points of law in every single country in the world at the click of a button.
Edward Pullicino
Dr Edward Pullicino
As a patent paralegal, I regularly consult the Manual IP to find the relevant information on IP laws in different countries. It has proven to be so useful, time-saving and reliable that it became a vital tool for my everyday work. The various search functions and the user-friendly interface facilitate finding the relevant information for each individual case.  Therefore, I can recommend the Manual IP unreservedly to anyone who regularly needs up-to-date information on worldwide IP laws and does not intend to spend working hours tediously searching in various resources.
Anita Ioannidis
Anita Ioannidis
Part of my role as Patent liaison is to stay up to date on IP law and assist our Patent attorneys. Patents follow products, so CNH Industrial needs IP protection worldwide. I regularly need information on particular points of IP law in various jurisdictions. Having quick and easy access to Manual IP offering me correct and up to date information is a 100 times more efficient than searching the web, which is, let’s be honest, often inconclusive.
Henk Pattyn
Henk Pattyn

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