IGC: What is Happening Now

Recent developments in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC)

  • The IGC met most recently from June 12 to 16, 2017. That was the 34th session, and it addressed traditional cultural expressions.  It also took stock of the progress made over the 2016-2017 biennium and made a recommendation to the General Assembly.
  • Seminar on Intellectual Property and Traditional Cultural Expressions was held on June 8 and 9, 2017, prior to the 34thsession of the IGC.
  • The WIPO General Assembly will take place in Geneva from October 2 to 11, 2017, and will address inter alia the renewal of the mandate of the IGC.