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New Online Collection of WIPO Treaty Preparatory Documents

June 29, 2023

WIPO has launched WIPO Treaties: Preparatory Documents, an online collection for the “travaux préparatoires” of treaties the Organization administers, including the WIPO Convention.

Comprising the written records generated during the course of treaty negotiations, these legally-relevant preparatory documents represent a significant reference tool for the meaning and context of the WIPO Treaties. They unlock important insight for use by national legislatures, IP practitioners, researchers and students, and provide an indispensable reference for future treaty drafters and negotiators.

This important collection, distinguished by its completeness and accessibility, complements the existing informational and educational resources available for the WIPO-administered treaties and the vast wealth of IP legal information on laws, treaties and judgments in the WIPO Lex database.

About WIPO Lex

As the authoritative and global source of IP information, WIPO Lex contributes to a wider availability of legal knowledge on IP‑related treaties, laws, and judicial decisions. 

WIPO Lex operates under the WIPO Judicial Institute, working to strengthen judiciaries as part of the IP and innovation ecosystems in Member States. The WIPO Judicial Institute fosters transnational dialogue on IP for the judicial community; conducts targeted studies to promote in‑depth understanding of topics of relevance to the global IP judiciary; and provides education and resources for IP judges.  The WIPO Judicial Institute is 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

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is the global forum for intellectual property policy, services, information and cooperation. A specialized agency of the United Nations, WIPO assists its 193 member states in developing a balanced international IP legal framework to meet society's evolving needs. It provides business services for obtaining IP rights in multiple countries and resolving disputes. It delivers capacity-building programs to help developing countries benefit from using IP. And it provides free access to unique knowledge banks of IP information.

For more information, please contact the News and Media Division at WIPO.