Intellectual Property Links

Copyright – Worldwide

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. It is dedicated to developing a balanced and accessible international intellectual property (IP) system, which rewards creativity, stimulates innovation and contributes to economic development while safeguarding the public interest.

WIPO was established by the WIPO Convention in 1967…  Its headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

“Information on intellectual property in the WTO, news and official records of the activities of the TRIPS Council, and details of the WTO’s work with other international organizations in the field.”


Copyright – United States

“To promote creativity by administering and sustaining an effective national copyright system.”

U.S. Copyright Office
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000
(202) 707-3000

“The safest course is always to get permission from the copyright owner before using copyrighted material. The Copyright Office cannot give this permission.

“The Copyright Office can neither determine if a certain use may be considered fair nor advise on possible copyright violations. If there is any doubt, it is advisable to consult an attorney.”

FL-102, Revised May 2009

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