The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched its new database, WIPO Lex Judgements, which allows free access to court decisions made in the field of intellectual property worldwide.
The database provides access to judicial decisions that have been selected directly by the courts or other national authorities of each member state as leading decisions due to their significant impact or precedential value. The database captures searchable, bibliographic details for all indexed judgments, which include subject matter, issuing authority, type of proceeding, relevant legislation, keyword, and summary, as well as the full text of the judgment in its original language. As it is integrated with WIPO Lex, WIPO Lex-Judgments also enables cross-references to national laws and international treaties referenced in the decision, as contained in WIPO Lex.
Currently viewing a total of 400 verdicts of 10 countries including Spain, Australia, China, and South Korea, the program gives users an idea of how courts deal with intellectual property disputes.
The WIPO Lex-Judgments interface is available in English, Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish, and enhances global access to the text of foreign IP judgments through the availability of automatic machine translation tools, including WIPO Translate.