WIPO Lex - International Intellectual Property Law Database

Access to legal information on intellectual property (IP) from around the world

WIPO Lex

Access to legal information on intellectual property from around the world

The WIPO Lex Database is organized into three collections, consisting of intellectual property (IP) laws and regulations, WIPO-administered treaties and IP‑related treaties, and IP judgments.

WIPO Lex is a database of international IP Laws from 200 jurisdictions. The IP Law database is organized into three collections, consisting of IP laws and regulations of WIPO’s member states, WIPO-administered treaties and IP‑related treaties, and IP judgments.

WIPO Lex is a joint initiative of the Member States of WIPO and other IP stakeholders who continuously contribute to enriching the database.

Access laws

National and regional IP legislation

Access treaties

WIPO-administered and IP-related treaties

Access judgments

Leading judicial decisions of national and regional courts on IP

Browse by jurisdiction

List of members with IP laws and regulations/rules, IP treaties, and IP judgments
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Access International IP laws

Collection of IP laws, rules, and regulations of the member states of WIPO, the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the United Nations (UN). Amongst accessible legal documents, gain access to copyright laws, patent laws, trademark laws and industrial design laws from a specific jurisdiction in the database.

Access WIPO treaties

WIPO administers 26 intellectual property treaties at the international level, amongst which you can find the Patent Cooperation Treaty, the WIPO Copyright Treaty and Madrid Agreement, touching on a wide range of IP-related topics.

Access IP judgments

Leading IP judgments of national and regional courts establishing precedent or persuasive interpretations, curated by participating WIPO member states.

Browse IP laws by jurisdiction

List of members with IP laws and regulations/rules, IP treaties, and IP judgments

WIPO Lex provides free of charge access to legal information on intellectual property (IP) from around the world.

The WIPO Lex Database is organized into three collections, consisting of IP laws and regulations, WIPO-administered treaties and IP‑related treaties, and IP judgments.

Access laws

National and regional IP legislation

Access treaties

WIPO-administered and IP-related treaties

Access judgments

Leading judicial decisions of national and regional courts on IP

Browse by jurisdiction

List of members with IP laws and regulations/rules, IP treaties, and IP judgments
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Video: Introducing the WIPO Lex Database

Resources

An online resource comprising the written records generated during the negotiations for the WIPO-administered treaties including the WIPO Convention

WIPO provides an index of the national court systems of eighteen WIPO member states’ that are responsible for judging IP Disputes. 

WIPO's work with judiciaries

The WIPO Judicial Institute works with judges to provide open access to IP legal knowledge via the WIPO Lex database.
 
 
An online resource comprising the written records generated during the negotiations for the WIPO-administered treaties including the WIPO Convention
Overview of civil, criminal and administrative court structures and competences for IP disputes

Resources

Treaty

WIPO-Administered Treaties

WIPO administers 26 treaties at the international level, touching on a wide range of IP-related topics

IP-related Treaties Collection

Collection of IP-related treaties involving a variety of international actors

Treaty parties

IP-related treaties organized by Party

Treaty hosts

IP-related treaties organized by Host Institution

Judgement

Judicial administration structure by jurisdiction

Overview of civil, criminal and administrative court structures and competences for IP disputes

WIPO's work with judiciaries

WIPO works with judges from around the world to create a space for dialogue and exchange of information and practices