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Intellectual Property

Canadian-based, U.S.-based, and international intellectual property sources are listed here. Comprehensive sites are described as well as those which focus on copyright, trademark, and patent.


Canadian Intellectual Property Office

Focuses on trademark, patent, copyright, industrial design, and other intellectual property issues. Links are provided for the CIPO's Canadian Patent Database and for the Canadian Trade-marks Database.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Access Copyright: The Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency

This site contains information pertaining to writers, publishers, and copyright licensing. Includes useful links to other sites dealing with copyright laws and issues.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Bereskin & Parr

Focuses on intellectual property law, both domestically and internationally. Specializes in the protection of inventions, trade marks, industrial designs, copyright and trade secrets. Publications include various articles dealing with topical Canadian intellectual property issues, including the effect of recent court decisions and legislative changes as well as summaries of intellectual property decisions issued in Canada by the federal or provincial courts, and by the Registrar of Trade-marks. The site also provides information on foreign intellectual property developments to assist Canadians in protecting their rights abroad.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

PATSCAN : The University of British Columbia

Offers a patent and trademark searching service to a wide range of technology and businesses.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

United States

LawGuru.com : Internet Law Library : Intellectual Property

Contains comprehensive information on the issues relating to intellectual property, trademarks, patents, etc.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Intellectual Property Page

Designed by Professor James Boyle, Washington College of Law, American University, this site provides instruction materials on intellectual property, with an emphasis on U.S. law.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

United States Patent and Trademark Office

Includes information on patents, trademarks, copyright, domain names, trade secrets, and servicemarks, as well as legal information, legislation, regulations, and international IP topics.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

United States Copyright Office

Includes information on copyright, licensing, frequently asked questions, publications, forms, literary works, visual arts, performing arts, sound recordings, legislation, patents, trademarks and more.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Copyright: An Overview (The Cornell Legal Information Institute)

Contains the full-text of the United States Copyright Act and regulations, and the Berne Convention. Also provides links to other useful copyright law sites.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Copyright & Fair Use (Stanford University Libraries)

Contains legislation, case law, and other material pertaining to copyright law. Provides links to relevant sites for copyright law.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Copyright Website

Provides practical and relevant copyright information of interest to infonauts, netsurfers, webspinners, content providers, musicians, and appropriationists.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Patent Law: An Overview (The Cornell Legal Information Institute)

Includes the full text of patent statutes and regulations, and various secondary sources relating to U.S. patents.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

International and Comparative

Collection of National Copyright Laws (UNESCO)

The collection currently comprises about 100 national copyright and related rights legislation of UNESCO Member States.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Provides information about WIPO and intellectual property, the Patent Co-operation Treaty (PCT), the Madrid System, the Hague System, the Standing Committee on Information Technologies (SCIT)/Permanent Committee on Industrial Property Information (PCIPI), the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, etc. Contains the text of treaties relating to copyright and the Internet as well as the status of ratifications of WIPO-administered treaties.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

The European Patent Office

This comprehensive site includes official communications, product info centres, applicants' tool box, and courses and seminars. Contains millions of documents related to patents in Europe.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Internet Directories

Findlaw : Legal Subjects : Intellectual Property

Contains a comprehensive directory of sites and resources pertaining to all aspects of intellectual property law and issues.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

KuesterLaw : The Technology Law Resource

A comprehensive U.S. site for resources and materials related to technology law, including intellectual property, patent, copyright, and trademark law. Contains an extensive list of links as well.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Franklin Pierce Law Center : Intellectual Property Information Mall

Provides a comprehensive collection of sites and information on patents, copyright, trademarks, computers and technology transfer. Includes guides to intellectual property web sites, IP research tools, and basic U.S. patent, trademark and copyright information.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.

Hieros Gamos : Intellectual Property Law

Focuses on the law of intelligence and intellectual property. Provides links to World Intellectual Property Organization, laws of other jurisdictions, U.S. statutes, court decisions, commentary, and associations.
Date Last Visited: May 1, 2007.