International law of intellectual property refers to the laws that govern intellectual property (IP) throughout its lifecycle – meaning the creation, protection, and use of the IP, on a global scale.
Intellectual property or IP, is property that is intangible and created by means of mental work – whether it be an idea, design, creative work, or invention.
With intellectual property being non-physical, it can be readily used or implemented across multiple countries. And, since intellectual property laws can vary by country, it’s not uncommon for IP rights issues to arise.
Fortunately, the law firm of Paul & Paul has years of knowledge from law school and experience and is here to assist you with all of your international intellectual property needs – including copyright law, patent law, trademark law, trade secrets, and more.
While IP laws tend to vary across the world, there have been some international laws adopted by treaties, conferences, and international organizations in an effort to enforce global IP protection.
Examples of some major events contributing to international protection of IP law include:
International intellectual property law and its related rights is an extensive topic. To learn more about intellectual property international agreements, contact the law firm of Paul & Paul today at (215) 568-4900 and also feel free to explore some further resources down below.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Member States of the WIPO