About Intellectual Property IP Training IP Outreach IP for… IP and... IP in... Patent & Technology Information Trademark Information Industrial Design Information Geographical Indication Information Plant Variety Information (UPOV) IP Laws, Treaties & Judgements IP Resources IP Reports Patent Protection Trademark Protection Industrial Design Protection Geographical Indication Protection Plant Variety Protection (UPOV) IP Dispute Resolution IP Office Business Solutions Paying for IP Services Negotiation & Decision-Making Development Cooperation Innovation Support Public-Private Partnerships The Organization Working with WIPO Accountability Patents Trademarks Industrial Designs Geographical Indications Copyright Trade Secrets WIPO Academy Workshops & Seminars World IP Day WIPO Magazine Raising Awareness Case Studies & Success Stories IP News WIPO Awards Business Universities Indigenous Peoples Judiciaries Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions Economics Gender Equality Global Health Climate Change Competition Policy Sustainable Development Goals Enforcement Frontier Technologies Mobile Applications Sports Tourism PATENTSCOPE Patent Analytics International Patent Classification ARDI – Research for Innovation ASPI – Specialized Patent Information Global Brand Database Madrid Monitor Article 6ter Express Database Nice Classification Vienna Classification Global Design Database International Designs Bulletin Hague Express Database Locarno Classification Lisbon Express Database Global Brand Database for GIs PLUTO Plant Variety Database GENIE Database WIPO-Administered Treaties WIPO Lex - IP Laws, Treaties & Judgments WIPO Standards IP Statistics WIPO Pearl (Terminology) WIPO Publications Country IP Profiles WIPO Knowledge Center WIPO Technology Trends Global Innovation Index World Intellectual Property Report PCT – The International Patent System ePCT Budapest – The International Microorganism Deposit System Madrid – The International Trademark System eMadrid eMadrid Reference Article 6ter (armorial bearings, flags, state emblems) Hague – The International Design System eHague Lisbon – The International System of Appellations of Origin and Geographical Indications eLisbon UPOV PRISMA Mediation Arbitration Expert Determination Domain Name Disputes Centralized Access to Search and Examination (CASE) Digital Access Service (DAS) WIPO Pay Current Account at WIPO WIPO Assemblies Standing Committees Calendar of Meetings WIPO Official Documents Development Agenda Technical Assistance IP Training Institutions COVID-19 Support National IP Strategies Policy & Legislative Advice Cooperation Hub Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISC) Technology Transfer Inventor Assistance Program WIPO GREEN WIPO's Pat-INFORMED Accessible Books Consortium WIPO for Creators WIPO ALERT Member States Observers Director General Activities by Unit External Offices Job Vacancies Procurement Results & Budget Financial Reporting Oversight

WIPO’s IP Benchbook Series available online to guide judges through IP adjudication

July 3, 2023

WIPO’s publication of the new Intellectual Property Benchbook Series makes available a unique resource for judges in navigating the specificities of intellectual property (IP) adjudication and case management.

(Photo: WIPO)

The Benchbook series is a set of practical manuals on IP law and procedure to support judges in adjudicating IP cases appearing before them in their own courts, as well as for readers interested in learning about judicial adjudication of IP disputes across jurisdictions.

The first volume of the series, Introduction to the International IP Legal Framework, shares WIPO’s expertise and global perspective on the multilateral treaties that shape IP law in the areas of trademark, patent, copyright, and remedies.

The following volumes each cover a national jurisdiction, beginning with titles addressing IP Adjudication in the Philippines and IP Adjudication in Viet Nam. These national volumes are authored by experienced judicial contributors from each country, with support from the Federal Court of Australia, to provide practical guidance for their peers on issues arising at all stages of adjudication of trademark, patent and copyright cases, including practical tips drawn from the authors’ experience. The series will continue to expand, with further national and regional volumes in preparation.

The volumes feature direct links to the full text of referenced international treaties, national legislative and procedural provisions, as well as significant jurisprudence, all available via the WIPO Lex database.

The Benchbook series was conceived by the WIPO Judicial Institute in response to requests for tools and resources for national judiciaries, particularly on the procedural aspects of IP adjudication, and is a part of the Institute’s efforts to build sustainable, long-term judicial education programs.

About the WIPO Judicial Institute

The WIPO Judicial Institute is a global center for dialogue, education and support on IP for judiciaries. The Institute works with national and regional judicial authorities from around the world to create spaces for exchange of information and practices, to deliver capacity-building activities, to produce in-depth resources on topics of relevance to the global judiciary, and to provide free and open access to IP-related legal knowledge to everyone through the WIPO Lex database.

The Institute is a part of WIPO’s IP and Innovation Ecosystems Sector, which supports Member States in developing their IP and innovation ecosystems to drive economic growth.

About WIPO Lex

WIP Lex is a database that contributes to providing IP-related knowledge to a wide general audience by offering a free online portal to 48,000 national, regional and international legal documents, including IP treaties, laws and judgments.