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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.

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China: The 2014 China Intellectual Property Index Report (CIPI), prepared by Globe-Law, a law firm from Beijing, provides a comprehensive data analysis of intellectual property economics and statistics in China, while revealing the correlation between intellectual property development, economic growth and the level of competitiveness in the regions of China. This CIPI is the second consecutive annual report included in WIPO Lex.

Mexico: The Federal Law on Copyright (as consolidated up to July 14, 2014) was first published in the Official Journal of the Federation (DOF) on December 24, 1996. It was last amended and published in the DOF on July 14, 2014. The Law aims to safeguard and promote the cultural heritage of the nation, to protect the rights of authors, performers, publishers, producers and broadcasters, relating to their literary or artistic creations in all its manifestations, performances, publications, phonograms, broadcast, as well as other intellectual property rights.

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