WIPO Secretariat release two gap analyses on the protection of traditional cultural expressions/expressions of folklore and on the protection of traditional knowledge

At its twelfth session, which took place from February 25 to 29, 2008, the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore agreed that the WIPO Secretariat should make available in draft form two documents constituting gap analyses on the protection of traditional cultural expressions/expressions of folklore and on the protection of traditional knowledge. According to the Committee’s decision, participants in the Committee would have the opportunity to comment on the drafts before June 30, 2008, after which a final draft of the document would be published by August 15, 2008 for consideration by the Committee at its thirteenth session. Comments on these preliminary drafts may be transmitted to the WIPO Secretariat by June 30, 2008.

Download the Gap Analysis on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge [pdf]…
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