Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS)
The Committee on WIPO Standards (CWS) was created by WIPO Member States at the General Assembly of WIPO held in 2009. Within the framework of the new Strategic Goal IV, which concerns “coordination and development of global IP infrastructure”, the CWS will continue to work on the revision and development of WIPO standards relating to industrial property information. Its membership comprises all WIPO Member States and observers. The CWS will, in effect, perform the same work as the former Standards and Documentation Working Group (SDWG).
The CWS area of WIPO’s website provides access to WIPO standards and related matters, including examples and industrial property offices' practices, as well as to documentation on meetings related to WIPO standards. It also includes access to the Annual Technical Reports (ATRs) on patent, trademark and industrial design information activities of industrial property offices.