World Intellectual Property Organization

International Conference on Traditional Knowledge

New Delhi, India, November 13, 2009

The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), in cooperation with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India organized an International Conference on Traditional Knowledge at FICCI, New Delhi, India, on November 13, 2009.

Presentations and other meeting documents are available below. 

Press release:  International Conference Calls for Concrete Outcomes on TK, GRs & TCEs

 

Theme 1:  The State of Play in the International Protection of Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs)
Topics Speakers Files
Topic 1:  Perspectives on the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee Ms. Dulce María Valle Álverez, Directora General Adjunta para Organismos, Mexico PDF
Mr. Emmanuel Sackey, Examiner, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) PDF
Mr. Dominic Keating, First Secretary, for Intellectual Property, Embassy of the United States of America, New Delhi PDF
Mr. Ian Goss, General Manager, Business Development and Strategy Group, IP Australia PDF
Mr. T. C. James, Consultant, FICCI-IPR Division PDF
Theme 2:  The Effective Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions: National and Community Experiences
Topics Speakers Files
Topic 1:  Using existing IP systems for the protection and commercialization of TK and TCEs Ms. Marisella Ouma, Executive Director, Copyright Board, Kenya PDF
Dr. T. Ramakrishna, Professor and IPR Chair, National Law School of India University, Bangalore PDF
Mr. Ian Goss, General Manager, Business Development and Strategy Group, IP Australia PDF
Dr. Mohammad Nurul Huda, former Director of the Bangla Academy, Dhaka PDF
Topic 2:  Developing a sui generis national system of protection Mr. Emmanuel Sackey, Examiner, African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) PDF
Ms. Dulce María Valle Álverez, Directora General Adjunta para Organismos, Mexico PDF
Topic 3:  Access and  benefit sharing: Case studies and international experience Dr. Motlalepula Gilbert Matsabisa, IKS (Health) Director, Indigenous Knowledge Systems Lead Programme, South Africa PDF
Dr. P. Pushpangadan, Director General, Amity Institute of Herbal and Biotech Products Development, Kerala, India PDF
Topic 4:  Traditional knowledge documentation: the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library Mr. V. K. Gupta, Head, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India PDF
Topic 5:  Capacity-building on TK and TCEs: what is available? Mr. Wend Wendland, Acting Director and Head, Traditional Knowledge Division, WIPO PDF

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