South African Legal Resources


Acts Online - South African Hypertext Legislation
Arbitration Foundation of South Africa
Attorneys Fidelity Fund
The CCMA
Cape Law Society
Competition Commission of South Africa
CIPRO
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
De Rebus Online
The Family Advocates Offices
Gauteng Law Council
Johannesburg Bar
JSE Securities Exchange South Africa
Jutastat
Labour Courts of South Africa
Land Claims Court of South Africa
Law Society of South Africa
Law Society of the Northern Provinces
LegalCity
Master of the High Court of South Africa
Pretoria Society of Advocates
SABINET - South Africa Government, Provincial Gazette's and Index to Periodicals
South African Constitution
South African Parliament
South African Constitutional Court
South African Government Online
South African Law Reform Commission
South African Reserve Bank
South African Revenue Service
Speculum Juris
Track Your Property Transfer
Track Your Mortgage Bond
Without Prejudice Online

Intellectual Property Offices:

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
Albanian Patent Office
Algerian Patent Office
Andorranian Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
Argentine Patent Office
Austrian Patent Office
Australian Patent Office
Patent Office of Azerbaijan
Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office of Barbados
Patent Office of Belarus
Belgian Patent Office
Intellectual Property Office of Belize
BENELUX Designs Office
BENELUX Trademark Office
Bolivian Patent Office
Patent Office of Bosnia and Hercegovina
British Patent Office
Brazilian Patent Office
Bulgarian Patent Office
Canadian Patent Office
Chilenian Patent Office
Chinese Patent Office
Colombian Patent Office
Community Plant Variety Office
Community Trademark Office
Congolesian Patent Office
Croatian Patent Office
Cuban Patent Office
Cyprus Patent Office
Czech Patent Office
Danish Patent Office
Patent Office of the Dominican Republic
Dutch Patent Office
Egyptian Patent Office
Egyptian Copyright Registration Office
Estonian Patent Office
Eurasian Patent Office
European Patent Office
Finnish Patent Office
French Patent Office
Georgian Patent Office
German Anti Trust Office
German Patent and Trademark Office
Greek Patent Office
Intellectual Property Office of the Province of Guangdong (Hong-Kong and Macao)
Hong Kong Patent Office
Hungarian Patent Office
Icelandic Patent Office
Indian Patent Office
Indonesian Patent and Trademark Office
Irish Patent Office
Israeli Patent Office
Italian Patent Office
Jamaica Intellectual Property Office
Japanese Patent Office
Jordan Patent Office
Patent Office of Kazakhstan
Kenyan Patent Office
Korean Patent Office
Patent Office of the Kyrgyz Republic
Intellectual Property Office of Laos
Latvian Patent Office
Lithuanian Patent Office
Luxemburg Patent Office
Macedonian Patent Office
Malaysian Patent Office
Patent- and Trademark Office of Malta
Mexican Patent Office
Patent Office of Monaco
Moroccan Patent Office
Moldova Patent Office
Nepalese Patent and Trademark Office
Netherlands Patent Office
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
Bureau for Intellectual Property of the Netherlands Antilles
Patent Office of Nicaragua
Intellectual Property Department of the Nigerian Ministry of Commerce
Norwegian Patent Office
Office for the Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trademarks, Designs, Models)
Pakistani Patent Office
Panama Patent Office
Paraguayan Patent Office
Patent Office of Papua New Guinea
Peruvian Patent Office
Philippine Patent Office
Polish Patent Office
Portuguese Patent Office
Romanian Patent Office
Russian Patent Office
Intellectual Property Office of Serbia and Montenegro
Singapore Patent Office
Slovakian Patent Office
Slovenian Patent Office
Patent Office of Sri Lanka
South African Patent Office
Spanish Patent Office
Swedish Patent Office
Swiss Patent Office
Syrian Patent Office
Taiwanese Patent Office
Patent Office of Tajikistan
Thai Patent and Trademark Office
Patent Office of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisian Patent Office
Turkish Patent Office
Patent Office of Turkmenistan
Ukrainian Patent Office
Uruguayan Patent Office
US Patent and Trademark Office
Uzbekistan Patent Office
Vietnamese Patent Office
World Industrial Property Organisation
Yugoslavian Patent Office

 

Intellectual Property Organizations:

ABAPI - Brazilian Association of Industrial Property Agents
ACID - Anti Copying In Design
ACG - Anti-Counterfeiting Group
AFPA - Association of Finnish Patent Attorneys
AICPI - Association of Italian Corporate Patent Professionals
AIM - Association des Industries de Marque
AIPLA - American Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPLA - Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
AIPPI - International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Anti Trust Commission of the European Union
APAA - Asian Patent Attorneys Association
APIPA - Asia Pacific Intellectual Property Association
APLF - Association of Patent Law Firms
APRAM - French Association of Legal Practitioners of Trademarks and Designs
APTMA - Association of Patent and Trademark Attorneys in Ireland
ASIP - Arab Society for Intellectual Property
ASIPI - Interamerican Association of Industrial Property
Association of Bavarian Patent Attorneys
AustLII - Australian Legal Information Institute
BdP - Federal Association of German Patent Attorneys
BEDA - Bureau of European Designers' Association
BMM - Benelux Association of Trade Marks and Design Law
BNEF - Brand Names Education Foundation
BPLA - Boston Patent Law Association
CEIPI - Center for International Industrial Property Studies
CIPA - Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
CIPR - The Coalition for Intellectual Property Rights
CNCPI - French Institute of Industrial Property Attorneys
COAPI - Association of Spanish Patent Attorneys
Chamber of Czech Patent Attorneys
DENIC - German Internet Authority
DEV - German Association of Inventors
DIP - Association of Danish Industrial Property Executives
EC - European Commission
EIPA - European Institute of Public Administration
EIPLA - European Intellectual Property Association
ECTA - European Communities Trademark Association
EPI - Institute of Professional Representatives before the European Patent Office
EU - European Union
FAST - Federation Against Software Theft
FEMIPI - European Federation of Agents of Industry in Industrial Property
FICPI - International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
GACG - Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group
German Patent Bar Association
HIPLA - Houston Intellectual Property Law Organization
HKITMP - The Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners
IACC - International AntiCounterfeiting Coalition
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
ICC - International Chamber of Commerce
IFIA - International Federation of Inventors' Associations
IILP - The Institute of International Licensing Practitioners
IIP - Institute of Intellectual Property Tokyo
IIPA - International Intellectual Property Alliance
IIPI - International Intellectual Property Institute
INTA - International Trademark Association
Intellectual Property Rights Helpdesk
InterNIC - International Internet Authority
IPBA - Intellectual Property Bar Association
IPIC - Intellectual Property Institute of Canada
IPLA - Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
IPLAC - Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago
IPO - Intellectual Property Owners Association
IPSANZ - Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand
IPTA - Institute of Patent and Trademark Attorneys of Australia
ITC - International Trade Commission of USA
ITMA - British Institute of Trademark Attorneys
JIII - Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation
JIPA - Japan Intellectual Property Association
JPAA - Japan Patent Attorneys Association
KPAA - Korean Patent Attorneys Association
LESI - Licensing Executives Authority
LIDC - International League of Competition Law
MARQUES - Association of European Trademark Owners
MIPLC - Munich Intellectual Property Law Center
MINDS - Malaysian Invention & Design Society
NAPP - National Association of Patent Practitioners
NIPI - National Institute of Industrial Property in Brazil
NIPO - National Intellectual Property Organization of India
NOO - Dutch Institute of Patent Attorneys
NYIPLA - The New York Intellectual Property Association
OPEV - Austrian Association of Patent Owners and Inventors
ÖPAK - Austrian Patent Bar Association
PAVIS - Service Organization for German Patent Attorneys
PIPLA - Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association
PIRP - Polish Chamber of Patent Attorneys
PTDLA - Patent and Trademark Depository Library Association
PTOS - Patent and Trademark Office Society
RIPLA - Rochester Intellectual Property Association
SAIIPL - South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law
SFIPLA - San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association
SIPF - Association of Patent Attorneys in Swedish Industry
Chamber of Patent Agents of the Slovak Republic
SPOF - Association of Swedish Patent Attorneys
SUEPO - International Staff Union of the European Patent Office
SVIPLA - Silicon Valley Intellectual Property Association
UN - United Nations
VESPA - Association of Swiss Patent Attorneys registered before the EPO
VIPS - Association of Swiss Patent Attorneys in Industry
VPP - Association of German Patent Engineers
VSP - Association of Swiss Patent Attorneys
WCO - World Customs Organization
WIPLA - World Intellectual Property Law Agency
WTO - World Trade Organization

Database Providers:

AvantiQ - Trademark Search
B.V.S. - Database of German expert witnesses in all technical fields
Compu-Mark - Global Provider of Trademark Information and Trademark Research Services
DERWENT - Patent and scientific information
Delphion - Information provider
Dialog - Document delivery and databases
DIMDI - Medical database
Edital - Trade Mark Searching & Watching, IP Management and Online Information Tools
EuCor - Trademark and company name searches
FreePatentsOnline
German gazette of protected titles
GBI - German business information database
PATONline - Online ordering of patent publications
Rote Liste - German pharmaceutical database
SEAGIS - Trademark database provider
Questel - Commercial Data Provider
SPI - Software Patent Institute (searchable database)
STN - Technical Information Centre Karlsruhe
Subito - Online Document Delivery Service
Thomson & Thomson - Commercial Trademark Database Provider
WPS - World Patent Service

Official Registers and Databases:

Algerian Patent and Trademark Database
Andorranian Register of Trademarks and Company Names
Argentine Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Australian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Australian Plant Breeders Database
Austrian Register of Patents, Utility Models, Trademarks and Designs
Austrian Database of Publications of Patents
Belgian Patent Database
BENELUX Trademark Register
Brazilian Trademark Register
Brazilian Design Model Register
Brazilian Patent Register
British Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
British Company Name Register
Bulgarian Trademark and Design Database
Canadian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Canadian Company Name Register
Chilenian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Chinese Patent Database
Chinese Trademark Database
Colombian Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Community Design Database
Community Trademark Register
Croatian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Cuban Patent Database
Czech Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Danish Register of Trademarks, Patents and Utility Models
DEPATISnet - Fulltext Patent Database of the German Patent and Trademark Office
DPMApublikationen - Official German Database with Data of Patents, Utility Models, Design Registrations and Trademark Registrations
Register of Trademarks and Company Names of the Dominican Republic
Dutch Company Name Register
Dutch Patent Register
Egyptian Patent Database
EPO Calendar of Oral Proceedings
EPO Publication Server
EPONLINE - Online File Inspection of EPO Files
Esp@cenet - Online Patent Searches
Estonian Design Database
Estonian Trademark Register
Eurasian Patent Database
EURid - Who-is-database of EU-domains
EUROACE Database of Goods and Services of OHIM
European Patent Register
Finnish Design Register
French Company Register
French Register of Designs and Models
French Official Register
German Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
German Company Register
Greek Patent Register
Hong Kong Register of Designs, Trademarks and Patents
Hong Kong Trademark Register
Hungarian Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Icelandic Trademark Register
Indian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Indonesian Database of Patents, Designs and Trademarks (deactivate Pop-Up-Blocker!)
International Trademark Register of WIPO
International Design Register of WIPO
Irish Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Israeli Trademark Register
Italian Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Japanese Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Design Model Register of Jersey Island
Trademark Register of Jersey Island
Patent Register of Jersey Island
Jordan Register of Trademarks
Korean Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Latvian Design Model Register
Lebanese Trademark Database
Lithuanian Trademark Register
Trademark Register of Macao
Mexican Trademark Register
Moldovanian Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Moroccan Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
New Zealand Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Norwegian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
PCT Database and Online File Inspection
Peruvian Trademark Register
Philippine Trademark Database
Polish Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Portuguese Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Romanian Patent Register
Romanian Trademark Register
Russian Register of Patents and Trademarks
Singapur Patent Database
Singapur Trademark Database
Slovakian Register of Patents, Design Models, Utility Models and Trademarks
Slovenian Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Spanish Trademark Register
Spanish Database of Patents and Designs
South African Patent Register  
Swedish Design Register
Swedish Patent Database
Swedish Trademark Register
Swiss Company Name Register
Swiss Register of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Taiwanese Patent Register
Taiwanese Trademark Register
Thai Patent Database
Turkish Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
US-PAIR - Online-File Inspection of US Patent Files
US Patent Assignment Database (searchable)
US Patent Database (searchable)
US Patent Register
US Trademark Database (searchable)
US Trademark Register
US-TDR - Trademark Document Retrieval (Online File Inspection)
Trademark Registers of several US States
Venezuelan Trademark Register
Vietnamese Database of Patents, Trademarks and Designs
Who-Is-Database of German Internet Authority DENIC
Who-Is-Database of International Internet Authority InterNIC
WIPO Database of Appellations of Origins
WIPO Database of protected State Emblems and Names, etc.
WIPO Database of Health Heritage

 

Official Examination Guidelines and Publications:

Patent Examination Guidelines of EPO
Ancillary Regulations to the European Patent Convention
Trademark Examination and Opposition Guidelines of OHIM
Design Model Examination Guidelines of OHIM
Official Guidelines for Cancellation Procedures against Community Design Model Registrations before OHIM
National Law relating to the EPC
Japanese Examination Guidelines for Trademark Applications
Japanese Examination Guidelines for Patent Applications and Utility Model Applications
PCT Applicant´s Guide
MPEP - Manual of Patent Examining Procedure of the US Patent and Trademark Office
TMEP - Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure of US Patent and Trademark Office
Guide to the International Registration of Marks under the Madrid Agreement and the Madrid Protocol
Administrative Instructions for the Application of the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
WIPO Guide to Intellectual Property Worldwide

 

Classifications:

International Patent Classification according to the Strasbourg Agreement
Nice Classification of Goods and Services
International Classification for Industrial Designs according to the Locarno Agreement
International Classification of the Figurative Elements of Marks under the Vienna Agreement

 

Official Gazettes:

Argentine Journal of Patents and Trademarks
Australian Journal of Trademarks, Patents and Designs
Austrian Patent Gazette
The Patents & Designs Journal of the British Patent Office
Bulgarian Official Gazette of Patents and Utility Models
Community Designs Bulletin
Official Journal of the Community Trademark Office (OHIM)
Bulletin of the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic
Official Journal of the European Patent Office
Finnish Patent and Utility Model Gazette
Official Gazette of the German Patent and Trademark Office
Indian Trademark Journal
Official Gazettes of the Indonesian Patent and Trademark Office
Irish Patent Office Journal
Patent & Utility Model Gazette of Japan
Official Gazette of the Lithuanian Patent Office
Norwegian Patent, Trademark and Design Gazette
Official Gazette of the Panama Patent Office
PCT Gazette
Spanish Intellectual Property Bulletin
Swedish Patent Gazette
South African Patent Journal
Patent and Design Gazettes of the Swiss Patent Office
Patent Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office
Trademark Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office

Courts:

International Court of Justice
Internationaler Criminal Court
European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Justice
German Constitutional Court
German Supreme Court
U.S. Supreme Court
Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) of the USA
Mailing List of German Courts with address details

 

Texts of Legal Regulations:

South African IP Legisation
European Patent Convention and Implementing Regulation
Community Trademark Regulation and Implementing Regulation
Community Design Model Regulation and Implementing Regulation
Paris Convention
Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and Regulations under the PCT
Patent Law Treaty (PLT) and its Regulations
Trademark Law Treaty (TLT) and its Regulations
Madrid Agreement, its Protocol and Common Regulations
The Hague Agreement concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs
Intellectual Property Protection Treaties
CLEA - Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (compiled by WIPO)
US Patent Act (35 USC)
US Patent Rules (37 CFR)
The European Patent Convention
Paris Convention - protection of industrial property.
Berne Convention - copyright.
TRIPS Agreement - The TRIPS (Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights)

 

 

Case Law Databases:

Decisions of the European Court of Justice
Decisions of the German Constitutional Court
Decisions of the German Federal Supreme Court
Decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the Community Trademark Office
Decisions of the Opposition Divisions of the Community Trademark Office
Decisions of the Cancellation Divisions of the Community Trademark Office
Decisions of the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office
Decisions of the US Supreme Court
Decisions of the US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit (CAFC)
Decisions of the WIPO panel in domain name cases
Trademark Decisions of Swiss Courts (e.g. absolute and relative Grounds for Refusal)

 

 

IP Legal Material

http://www.wipo.int/pct/en/calculator/pct-calculator.html - PCT Timeline Calculator
http://www.kuesterlaw.com - a comprehensive website which contains links to websites related to various IP subjects.
http://www.ipmall.fplc.edu - The website of the Franklin Pierce Law Center, which specializes in intellectual property.
http://www.intelproplaw.com
Stanford University page on Copyright & Fair Use
Stanford Technology Law Review
IPR Helpdesk - IP related issues in the EU.
European Copyright User Platform - copyright related issues in the EU.
Brown & Michaels PC Intellectual Property Website - A law firm website which contains information about IP and links to websites in the field.
www.ipmenu.com- A great starting point for links to worldwide websites on intellectual property.

 

International General IP Portals


Findlaw 
Lawguru.com
Israel Life Science Industry
Israel  Office of the Chief Scientist
Arab Society for Intellectual Property
AME - Middle East Business Resource

 


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