World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook: Policy, Law and Use

This general reference work, published in 2004, covers all aspects of intellectual property (IP), including international treaties and conventions, the administration and enforcement of IP rights and WIPO's work in its Member States.  Issues such as electronic commerce, biotechnology, traditional knowledge and management of copyright and related rights are also covered.

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  • Foreword PDF, WIPO Intellectual Property Handbook, Foreword
  • Table of Contents PDF, Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1 - Introduction PDF, Chapter 1 (Introduction)
  • Chapter 2 - Fields of IP Protection PDF, Chapter 2 (Fields of Intellectual Property Protection)
  • Chapter 3 - The Role of IP in Development and WIPO's Development Cooperation Program PDF, Chapter 3 (The Role of IP in Development and WIPO's Development Cooperation Program)
  • Chapter 4 - Enforcement of IP Rights PDF, Chapter 4 (Enforcement of IP Rights)
  • Chapter 5 - International Treaties and Conventions on IP PDF, Chapter 5 (International Treaties and Conventions on IP)
  • Chapter 6 - Administration and Teaching of IP PDF, Chapter 6 (Administration and Teaching of IP)
  • Chapter 7 - Technological and Legal Developments in IP PDF, Chapter 7 (Technological and Legal Developments in IP)
  • Bibliography PDF, Bibliography
  • Annex PDF, Annex

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