By Donald Zuhn --
Last week, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announced the launch of WIPO Lex, a new online global IP resource providing up-to-date information on national IP laws and treaties. WIPO noted that the new site satisfied one of the Organization's strategic goals, namely to serve as a world reference source for IP information and analysis.
WIPO Lex launched on September 20th with the complete IP legal texts for over 60 countries and substantial coverage for 100 other legal systems. In some cases, the site will provide an online platform for obtaining IP legislation for countries that currently lack their own database. WIPO's collection of patent laws and treaties for the United States can be found here.