Intellectual Property Law

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Key Resources

TREATIES > World Intellectual Property Organization


" WIPO GOLD is a free public resource which provides a one-stop gateway to WIPO’s global collections of searchable IP data. It aims to facilitate universal access to IP information." (WIPO, 2013)

WIPO GOLD's website



' WIPO Lex is a one-stop search facility for national laws and treaties on intellectual property (IP) of WIPO, WTO and UN Members. It also features related information which elaborates, analyzes and interprets these laws and treaties. It provides streamlined access to reference material of key importance for optimal information on the global IP System. " (WIPO, 2013)

WIPO Lex's website

WIPO-Administered Treaties

WIPO-Administered Treaties

" Detailed information on all 26 treaties administered by WIPO including the WIPO Convention. " (WIPO, 2013)

WIPO-Administered Treaties's website

TREATIES > The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, United Kingdom

The FLARE Index to Treaties

" The FLARE Index to Treaties is a searchable database of basic information on over 2,000 of the most significant multilateral treaties and some bilateral treaties concluded between 1353 and the present, with details of where the full text of each treaty may be obtained in paper and, if available, electronic form on the internet. " (FLARE, 2013)

The FLARE Index to Treaties' website

TREATIES > Tips & Tricks

"Canada is a party to many such instruments. These can be called Treaty, Convention, Agreement, Protocol or some similar word. An exchange of diplomatic notes or letters can also be a treaty."

(Canada Treaty Information, 2013)