The number of authority levels, i.e. a multinational treaty, a regional authority if it exists, national laws, regulations, and conflicts of laws, add layers of complexity to any International IP research project. It helps to first obtain a firm grasp on how the system affecting your research question functions. (See also, Detailed Research Tutorial).
Secondary sources should be consulted early in the process. A suggested progression is set out below:
This detailed handout will guide you as you do research for your IIP Seminar paper.