Differences Plague WIPO Negotiations on Traditional Knowledge
ICTSD, 25 April 2012

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Negotiations last week at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) over a legal instrument intended to protect traditional knowledge (TK) saw mixed progress. Though a draft text will be forwarded to WIPO’s General Assembly that includes some areas of convergence, various disagreements on the definition of TK, its beneficiaries, and the scope of a potential instrument marred the week-long discussions. Read the article …