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International Organizations & Intellectual Property


This guide serves as a basic research tool for the role of International Organizations in Intellectual Property. For additional publications consult Pathfinder (the catalog of the UC Berkeley library) and Melvyl (the catalog for all the UC campuses and other research collections in the state).



World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). International Organization dedicated to the promotion of the protection of intellectual property, through cooperation among States; and for the administration of multilateral treaties dealing with the legal and administrative aspects of intellectual property.


Bilateral Agreements Dealing with Intellectual Property Aspects
. Portal on Intellectual Property Rights and Sustainable Development.

Compleat World Copyright Website. Compilation of links to pages concerning "copyright" in the English-speaking or Common Law tradition of creator's rights.

Guide to International Intellectual Property Law. From AISL, the American Society for International Law.

European Patent Office. European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS). From the World Trade Organization. Controversial WTO agreement governing international trade in intellectual property.

UNESCO Culture and Copyright. See also the text of the UNESCO Copyright Conventions and Collection of National Copyright Laws.

United Nations Information and Communications Technology Task Force. UN task force intended to 'bridge the global digital divide' and 'foster digital opportunity'.

United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. UN centre working to secure the interoperability for the exchange of information between the public and private sector.