Intellectual Property, Copyright, Patents, Trademarks, and Data Protection

American Communication Association
Copyright and Intellectual Property Rights. Links to organizations, conventions, related issues.

Ladas and Parry Home Page
Offers changes in laws governing trademarks.

The Law of Cyberspace
By Professors L. Lessig and J. Zittrain (Harvard)

The Complete World Copyright Website
By author, country, institute, journal, media, multilateral & topic by Harry Hillman Chartrand.

European Union: Intellectual & Industrial Property

European Patent Office
Searching via one of the national office website, it is possible to search all the patent applications published in the past years. The full set of EPO legal texts and information about current legislative initiatives is available.

The Intellectual Property Rights Helpdesk and IP-Wire Newsletter. See also the EC Information Society Project Office
ISPO aims to promote cooperation and development in the various areas of the Information Society. ISPO acts as a bridge builder between Commission Services and external organizations interested in the Information Society.

A service dedicated to Intellectual Property information: patents, scientific and technical information, trademarks and Internet domain name. French and English interfaces. Combines the EU Patent Office collection with the US and Japanese patent information. Fee-based.

France: LEGALnet
Le site est consacré aux aspects juridiques de l'informatique, du multimédia et des télécommunications. Jurisprudence. See also Protection des droits de propriété intellectuelle, contrefaçons, règlement des litiges et arbitrage sur Internet sont les principaux thèmes de ce site.

Germany: Transpatent
Database on patent law.

Italy: Intellectual Property
Media law

Japanese Copyright Center
Full text of laws in English.

Japanese Patent Office Information

Latin America Intellectual Property Laws
National legislation and Directory of National Authorities on Intellectual Property.

National legislation database in English, French, Spanish on Copyright and Neighboring Rights.

The US Copyright Office 
Contains informational circulars; the US copyright law, and new pending legislation; WIPO documents; application forms for copyright registration; links to the copyright law and to the homepages of other copyright-related organizations; Congressional testimony and press releases; regulations; online copyright records catalogued since 1978. See also ASCAP, the Copyright Website, and IDEA for articles.

US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 
US and International Laws. The site has an excellent search engine. See USPTO’s free trademark database.

United Kingdom Patent Office
Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks

Patents Information Services

The British Library Science Technology and Business (STB)

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 
Text of Treaties, WIPO Arbitration Center, Publications/Documents.

Researching Intellectual Property Law in an International Context by Stefanie Weigmann
Intellectual Property Law by Jonathan Franklin

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