Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore of the World Intellectual Property Organization, 22nd session
9-13 July 2012 (Geneva, Switzerland)

This session of the IGC will focus on traditional cultural expressions and will also work on a recommendation to the WIPO General Assembly regarding future work, including the potential convening of a diplomatic conference. The panel of indigenous and local communities will focus on “Intellectual Property, Traditional Cultural Expressions and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Perspectives of Indigenous Peoples.” Side events will address, among other issues, intellectual property and the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage, and TK licenses. Visit the meeting’s website, including links to background documents … Follow the session via live webcast …