Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights.
The purpose of the TRIPS Agreement is to harmonise the protection of intellectual property rights. The TRIPS Agreement contains minimum standards for each WTO member state's protection of intellectual property rights including copyrights and related rights, trademarks, geographical indications, industrial designs, patents, layout designs (topographies) and trade secrets.
Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property of 1883.
The Paris Convention is a global agreement from 1883. The agreement establishes basic rules in regard to patents, utility models, designs, trademarks etc and including the principle of priority.
World Intellectual Property Organization
Database of IP laws and regulations in the WIPO Member States.