The IPI Data Exchange Platform

The transfer of data needs to be confidential for certain types of information. The IPI Data Exchange Platform (DEP) makes this possible by transmitting data in encrypted format.


With the DEP, the IPI can send confidential data such as search reports to customers. The DEP is managed by the IPI and run on its own infrastructure. All data is transmitted in encrypted form and stored for a limited period of time.

The platform can be used as follows:

  • Trade mark and patent searches: to send search reports
  • Designs: to submit images, sketches or other relevant documents related to a design application

For transmissions relating to trade mark and patent searches and designs, customers are granted access via a personal share link or a user account. Data can also be uploaded if required.

The IPI's DEP is not an online storage archive. Files that have not been accessed for more than 60 days are automatically deleted.



To submit documents for procedures, use the IPI’s reliable submission channels.

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