For information about intellectual property in foreign countries, see the Law Library's guides to Foreign and Comparative Law, International Trade Law, and Intro to International and Foreign Legal Research.
Also check out International Intellectual Property from Cornell Law School's Matt Morrison.
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations charged with developing global IP standards for member nations. Also overseas various treaties and conventions.
WIPO maintains a directory of IP offices of member nations.