Directory of National Authorities
This section includes basic information on authorities responsible for the different areas of intellectual property in
the Western Hemisphere. It covers copyright, industrial property, plant varieties, customs and trade policy formulation.
This section covers laws on copyright and related rights and industrial property (patents, trademarks, industrial
designs). It also includes legislation on plant varieties protection, layout-designs (topographies) of integrated
circuits and transfer of technology. In some instances relevant regulations and administrative decrees are provided.
Links to official sources of Intellectual Property Authorities.