Topics Provisions for intellectual property

Constitute topics are built from the variables in the Comparative Constitutions Project’s dataset, which captures the content of world constitutions. The particular variables relevant to this topic are listed below, in the form of survey questions.

More information about the CCP’s research design is available here, including background information on how the team designed the inventory of constitutional topics as well as the full coding survey


Gives individuals and businesses the exclusive right to protect and profit from their creative works.


Rights and Duties


copyright; patents; trademarks

Survey Questions

  • Does the constitution mention any of the following intellectual property rights?