Below you will find various resources that are helpful in understanding the various patent, trademark and copyright laws in many foreign countries. You will also find information on international treaties concerning intellectual property law.

USPTO: Tools for Pursuing International Protection

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO):

WIPO Website
PCT Resources Index
PCT Time Limit Calculator
Search Electronic Publications
PCT Applicant’s Guide
PCT Forms
PCT Countries
PCT Non-member Countries
PCT National Phase Deadlines by Country
Worldwide IP Treaties and Contracting Countries
International Registration of Industrial Designs
Foreign Intellectual Property Offices
PCT National Phase Cost Estimator 


European Patent Office
European Trademark Office
EPO Countries
Community Trademark EU Countries
European Trademark and Design Network
Madrid System Online Services 
Madrid Protocol – Classifications for Madrid Protocol trademark filings.


Japanese Patent Office
Japanese Trademark Office


China National Intellectual Property Administration


Australian Patent Office
Australian Trademark Office

Canadian Copyrights

Online Copyright Application
Printable Copyright Application
General Information on Copyright Process