WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC): Twentieth Session
14-22 February 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Working documents for this session of the WIPO IGC are being posted progressively. The meeting will continue negotiations for an international instrument/instruments, focusing on intellectual property and genetic resources. Delegates will address: the draft objectives and principles relating to intellectual property and genetic resources; options for future work on intellectual property and genetic resources; preliminary draft articles on genetic resources proposed by the Like-Minded Countries; as well as prior proposals by Switzerland, Japan and the African Group. They will also discuss a draft study on observer participation. Visit the meeting’s webpage, including links to working documents …

WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC): Twenty-first session
16-20 April 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland)

This session will focus on traditional knowledge. Applications for accreditation as ad hoc observers must be submitted to the WIPO Secretariat by 16 February 2012. Visit the meeting’s webpage … More information on the accreditation process, including application forms … 

WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC): Twenty-second session
9-13 July 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland)

Applications for funding from the WIPO Voluntary Fund for Accredited Indigenous and Local Communities in view of IGC-22 must be submitted to the WIPO Secretariat by 16 February 2012. The session will address the subject of traditional cultural expressions. Only already accredited observers, which are representatives of local or indigenous communities, may apply for this funding. More information on the WIPO Voluntary Fund, including application forms …

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