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Comparative Intellectual Property Law


Canadian Intellectual Property Office - Patents (official website) - Note Patent Act, Amendments to the Patent Act and Patent Rules links at bottom of page, or click on Legislation under Resources to get there.

United States

International Materials

European Union

European Patent Office (official website) - see Law & Practice tab for legislation

The Commonwealth


  Foreign Law  Guide database to identify specific laws for individual countries and official texts.

  CommonwealthLII to find texts (may be unofficial) of laws for each of the individual countries

Great Britain

Intellectual Property Office - Patents (official website) - scroll down to Law & Practice for legislation


See Legifrance for official text of Code de la propriete intellectualle and unofficial English translation.

Code de la propriete intellectuelle (version consolidee au 17 mars 2017) - Livre VI Protection des inventions et desk connaissances techniques (text at WIPO website)


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