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International Legal Research: International Intellectual Property Law

This Guide covers essential print and electronic resources for researching international and foreign law.


For the most part, IP law is still national law. although international treaties affect the content of these laws. Rumsey & Hoffman, International and Foreign Legal Research: A Coursebook (2008).

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

WIPO Lex includes more than 10,000 intellectual property laws and regulations from nearly 200 countries.  It also includes more than 250 IP-related treaties.




If you cannot find a national copyright law via WIPO Lex, you might try searching UNESCO's Collection of National Copyright Laws.