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Key Issues, Gap Analyses and Consultations

Issues and studies

The IGC has identified and discussed 10 key issues on the protection of traditional cultural expressions / folklore and traditional knowledge. On the same subject, it later commissioned two gap analyses resulting in two working documents.

Consultations

The IGC occasionally decides to hold consultations with its members and observers.

Topic(s) Consultation Start date Comments
Genetic Resources Access to Genetic Resources and Disclosure Requirements in IP Rights Applications November 1, 2004 PDF PDF PDF PDF
Traditional Knowledge Existing Forms of Intellectual Property Protection for Traditional Knowledge – Revised Questionnaire July 1, 2002 PDF
Traditional Knowledge Existing Forms of Intellectual Property Protection for Traditional Knowledge August 8, 2001 PDF
Genetic Resources / Traditional Knowledge Requirements for Disclosure relating to Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge in Patent Applications
July 1, 2002 PDF
Traditional Cultural Expressions / Folklore National Experiences with the Legal Protection of Expressions of Folklore June 22, 2001 PDF, Questionnaire on National Experiences with the Legal Protection of Expressions of Folklore, Responses PDF, Final Report on National Experiences with the Legal Protection of Expressions of Folklore
Observer Participation Study on Observer Participation in the Work of the IGC PDF October 10, 2011 PDF, Study on Observer Participation in the Work of the IGC, Responses

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