The World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Digital Access Service (DAS) is an electronic system allowing priority documents and similar documents to be securely exchanged between participating intellectual property (IP) offices. The system enables applicants and offices to meet the requirements of the Paris Convention for certification in an electronic environment.
Easy access to priority documents that satisfy certification requirements allows applicants to streamline and simplify the filing process and to perfect priority claims for design rights around world. It continues to be a priority for industrial design applicants.
Global engagement on WIPO DAS
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is an international leader in advocating for IP offices to implement WIPO DAS for global electronic priority document exchange for industrial design applications. Currently, enough jurisdictions participate in WIPO DAS that more than 90% of the world’s industrial design filings can be exchanged through the WIPO DAS system.
Recent activities and reports related to WIPO DAS and priority document exchange include: