Jonathan DC Turner
Three Stone Chambers
3 Stone Buildings
London WC2A 3XL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7242 4937
This page contains links to various websites which may be of interest, arranged under the following headings:
I am not responsible for the content of any of these websites.
UK Chartered Institute of Patent Agents. Useful links, including to patent and trade marks offices around the world.
UK Patent Office. Provides texts of recent UK patents and published patent applications, details of UK trade marks, texts of decisions and forms.
European Patent Office. Has texts of the European Patent Convention and related materials, the Official Journal and decisions of the Boards of Appeal.
Esp@cenet - Databases of European and Japanese patents, PCT applications and national patents of European countries.
OHIM (Community Trade Mark Office). Includes texts of legislation, decisions, forms, guidelines for examination and Euronice list of standardized descriptions and classifications.
US Patent and Trademark Office. Provides details of US patents and trade marks.
World Intellectual Property Organisation. Has texts of international IP treaties and details of ratifications.
Direct link to WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center. Provides information about domain name dispute resolution, including texts of ICANN Policy and Rules and WIPO Supplemental Rules, information about Panelists and texts of decisions.
UK government site with information about developments in IP and links to other relevant sites.
World Intellectual Property Law Agency. Information about intellectual property law and lawyers in English and French. French site also has Revue du Droit de la Propriété Intellectuelle and electronic books.
Pipers, patent and trade mark attorneys in New Zealand. Links to a wide range of IP resources and list of IP lawyers around the world.
Further sites relating to intellectual property are listed under the heading IT law
Office of Fair Trading. Texts of official guidance on the Competition Act 1998
World Trade Organisation. Full texts of GATT, GATS, TRIPS and WTO panel decisions.
“Competition” – Irish journal specialising in antitrust and regulation of utilities
ICANN, the organization responsible for the operation of the internet, including the domain name system. Details of dispute resolution policy and procedures for .com and other gTLD domain names, together with texts of panel decisions and search engine. Details of proposals for development of the domain name system and other aspects of the internet.
NSI or internic, registrar and registry of .com and other TLD domain names. Details of ICANN dispute resolution policy and procedures.
Nominet, registry for .UK domain names. Includes details of dispute policy.
Data Protection Commissioner. Includes register, official guidance, annual reports, links to data protection commissioners in other countries.
Journal of Information Law and Technology, electronic law journal published by Warwick University
The Society for Computers and Law (SCL). Includes SCL journal and links to various other legal resources.
UK Government Information Service, providing links to all central and local government authorities.
Lord Chancellors' Department
Civil Procedure Rules pages of the Lord Chancellor’s Department website – up-to-date texts of constantly changing procedural rules and court forms
Court judgments published by the Court Service
Scottish courts, including location details, contact numbers and recent significant judgments.
UK Parliament, including access to recent Hansard reports and judgments of House of Lords since November 1996
Direct link to House of Lords judgments
Judicial Committee of Privy Council, including texts of judgments on appeals from Commonwealth countries and on UK devolution issues
HMSO. Texts of UK statutes since 1988, explanatory notes to statutes since 1999 and statutory instruments since 1987. Includes Scots and Welsh legislation. Information about HMSO publications.
General Council of the Bar of England and Wales. Information about the barristers’ profession, including code of conduct.
London Court of International Arbitration. Full text of arbitration rules and details of mediation procedure.
Warwick University’s Electronic Law Journals
Internet editions of The Times and The Sunday Times containing virtually the complete content of printed editions since January 1996, including law reports.
Delia Venables’ wonderful collection of information about and links to legal resources and lawyers on the internet.
BAILII (British and Irish Legal Information Institute). Free online judgments and legislation of the UK and Ireland, based on the pioneering work of Austlii (www.austlii.edu.au), but not yet comprehensive.
Legal Week News, Holborn Law Society Bar List and links to other UK and European legal resources
Online legal resource provided by Simmons & Simmons
Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
European Court of Justice – texts of judgments and opinions of advocates-general since June 1997. Procedural rules.
EU Law official site, including texts of Treaties, legislation, legislative proposals and recent issues of the Official Journal.
European Court of Human Rights, including on-line texts of all judgments.
Bergen University Library – useful online library, particularly for European and/or environmental law.
Hague Conference on Private International Law. Contains texts of conventions, reports and proposals.
United Nations home page
United Nations section on legal materials. Provides texts of UN conventions.
Direct link to United Nations Treaty Collection providing access to over 38,000 treaties and international agreements.
UNCITRAL site. Provides texts of UNCITRAL conventions (including international sale of goods) and comprehensive database of cases decided under them around the world.
International Chamber of Commerce. Online ordering of incoterms and other ICC texts.
Texts of OECD model laws, policies and papers on numerous subjects (e.g. money laundering, double taxation, data protection/privacy) and information about regulatory regimes of member states
Pioneering site providing free access to Australian judgments, statutes and other legal materials, and some materials from other countries. Full annotations. Excellent search engine.
The Canadian equivalent of www.austlii.edu.au
Comprehensive database of governmental institutions on the web.
Provides many useful links to US legal resources
Links to a wide range of legal resources on the internet based in the US and other countries
John Marshall Law School (Chicago)
Legal materials and links particularly relating to Israeli law, cyberlaw and IP law.