Chapter 9, International Topics, Intellectual Property

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Intellectual Property
FN #88, State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C.
FN #89, Directory of Intellectual Property Offices (WIPO)
FN #90, The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA) has been renamed WIPO Lex
FN #91, Collection of National Copyright Laws (UNESCO)
FN #92, Intellectual Property (WorldLII)
FN #93, TRIPS Gateway (WTO)
FN #101, WIPO-Administered Treaties
FN #102, Bilateral Agreements dealing with Intellectual Property Aspects (IPRS Online)
FN #103, Jonathan Franklin, International Intellectual Property Law (ASIL's ERG)
FN #104, Stefanie Weigman, Update to Researching Intellectual Property Law in an International Context (LLRX)
FN #106, Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP)
FN #109, Newsletters (WIPO)
FN #110, Global IP Network (GIN) (Franklin Pierce)
FN # 114, WIPO Lex (formerly CLEA)
FN #116, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
FN #117, Index of WIPO UDRP Panel Decisions
FN #118, Search Decisions in Proceedings Under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy
FN #124, WIPO Lex (formerly CLEA)

Updated/New Sources & Content

References to page numbers in parentheses refer to pages in the Coursebook.

Section III.A.1.a. Legal Framework and Basic Sources, National Laws

The World Intellectual Property Organization’s Collection of Laws for Electronic Access has been renamed WIPO Lex. This database has been updated to included newer laws.  For example, contrary to the situation in 2007, WIPO Lex now has more current laws for Cape Verde, Djibouti, and Burkina Faso than does the UNESCO site.   In general, WIPO Lex appears to be the better of the two sources, but a careful researcher will check both.  (See page 229.)

Section III.A.1.b. Legal Framework and Basic Sources, International Treaties

The IPRSonline collection of bilateral treaties has not been updated recently, but is still a good source of bilateral free trade agreements that contain IP-related provisions.  (See page 232.)

Section III.A.2. Commentaries and Guides

The URL for Index to Legal Periodicals, a subscription database, is http://www.hwwilson.com/bus/legal.cfm.  (See page 232, note 106.)

For information about the Index to Foreign Legal Periodicals, see http://www.law.berkeley.edu/library/iflp.  (See page 232-33, note 107.)

Section III.B.1.b Major Areas of IP Law, Trademark, Internet Domain Names

The Legal Index to WIPO panel decisions” (by topic) is now called the “Legal Index,” and is found at http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/legalindex.jsp

ICANN no longer collects domain-name dispute resolutions at its website.  (See page 236.)

Section III.B.2. Major Areas of IP Law, Copyright

LexisNexis has corrected the name of the treatise International Copyright Law and Practice.  (See page 237 and note 123.)

William F. Fox, International Commercial Agreements:  A Primer on Drafting, Negotiating, and Resolving Disputes (2009 4th ed.) has a useful chapter on IP licensing agreements.  In Larry A. DiMatteo,
Law of International Contracting (2d ed. 2009), see chapter 10 for discussion of intellectual property licensing.  (See page 239.)

Some new resources:

William F. Fox, International Commercial Agreements:  A Primer on Drafting, Negotiating, and Resolving Disputes (Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands:  Kluwer Law International, 4th ed. 2009). 

Larry A. DiMatteo, Law of International Contracting (Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands:  Kluwer Law International, 2d ed. 2009).