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

“Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions/Folklore: A Guide for Countries in Transition” intends to provide information for policy-makers, heads of intellectual property (IP) offices, and other decision-makers in countries in transition, on issues they need to consider before putting a legal framework 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 IP system, on the one hand, and traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expressions and their implications for economic, social, cultural and technical development, on the other hand.

The Guide was developed taking into account results of a questionnaire responded to by 22 countries.
  • Survey summary: English PDF, Survey Summary | Russian PDF, Результаты анкетирования

IP, TK and TCEs

A guide for countries in transition

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ДЛЯ СТРАН С ПЕРЕХОД НОЙ ЭКОНОМИКОЙ)

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