WIPO Lex English interface main page
WIPO Lex English interface main page
Type of site
Online Legal Database
Available inArabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish
OwnerWorld Intellectual Property Organization
RegistrationNo registration
Users1.8 million in 2015[1]
LaunchedSeptember 20, 2010 (2010-09-20)[2]
Current statusOnline and developing

WIPO Lex is an online database of national legislation and international treaties in the field of intellectual property. Maintenance and development of the database is exercised by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The database contains national legislation of the Member States of WIPO, WTO and UN. In 2014 the database included legal acts of 196 States and cumulatively contained 13 thousand entries.[3]

WIPO Lex also covers international treaties related to intellectual property. In particular, the database includes all WIPO-administered treaties.

The database is used as source of legal and reference information in universities and libraries all over the world.[4][5][6][7]


The WIPO Lex team has established partnerships with following academic institutions:[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "WIPO Lex: Building the World's IP Law Database". WIPO Magazine. 2016. Retrieved 2016-08-17.
  2. ^ "WIPO Launches One-Stop Search & Reference Tool for IP Laws and Treaties". WIPO. 2010.
  3. ^ "Report of the Director General to the WIPO Assemblies" (PDF). WIPO. 2015. p. 15.
  4. ^ "Yale Law School Library". Archived from the original on 2015-11-22. Retrieved 2015-12-11. — official website of the Lillian Goldman Law Library.
  5. ^ "Guide to Law Online - France". — official website of the Library of Congress.
  6. ^ "Intellectual Property Law". — official website of the Bodleian Library.
  7. ^ "WIPO". — official website of the National Diet Library.

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