Can traditional knowledge be trade-marked in Canada?
Managing IP, 8 September 2011

OTTAWA, CANADA: In this article, Tracey Mosley examines the intersection between TK and intellectual property, in particular trade mark law, in Canada. She notes that marrying TK to trade mark law for the purposes of registering an element of it as a trade mark is no simple task. The Canadian Trade-marks Act, as currently written, may not at first glance be seen as sufficiently broad to allow for registration of elements of traditional knowledge and the protection against their misuse, but as awareness of the existence of TK and the need for its respect grows, it may well have a role to play. Read the article …