Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore: A Guide for Countries in Transition
WIPO, 2013

This Guide intends to provide information for policy-makers, heads of intellectual property offices, and other decision-makers in countries in transition on issues they need to consider before putting a legal framework on traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions in place, if they decide to do so. It aims to raise awareness of existing methods for the legal protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as to improve understanding of the interrelations, at international, regional and national levels, between the intellectual property system, on the one hand, and traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expressions and their implications for economic, social, cultural and technical development, on the other. Read the Guide …

Short Film on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge
Arts Law Center of Australia, 2013

Produced with support from the WIPO Secretariat and the Government of Australia, this short video includes information on WIPO and the protection of traditional knowledge. The video covers various issues of interest for indigenous artists in Australia in relation to intellectual property. Access the video …