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International and Foreign Cyberspace Law Research Guide

This guide covers resources on cyberspace law where issues encompass the Internet, cybercrime, privacy and ecommerce. Cyberspace law can incorporate aspects of comparative, international and foreign law

WIPO Resources on Intellectual Property & e-Commerce

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for administering 26 treaties that provide international protection to various types of intellectual property assets.

WIPO IP Resources

The WIPO website provides access to the following resources:

WIPO's Role in Domain Name Dispute Resolution & Rights Protection

Domain Name Dispute Resolution

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center is the leading provider of alternative dispute resolution services for domain name disputes, having processed more than 37,000 cases.  In addition to administering second-level domain name disputes for generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy, the Center also administers disputes under policies adopted by individual gTLD registries.  Decisions rendered by the WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center are available on Bloomberg Law.

Domain Name Rights Protection

  • Country Code Top-Level Domains (ccTLDs)
    WIPO has provided advice on registration and dispute resolution procedures for many of the country code Top-Level Domains introduced since 2000.
  • New Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)
    WIPO also is actively involved in developing rights protection mechanisms for the more than 1,000 new generic Top-Level Domains Names that are being introduced by ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.