World Intellectual Property Organization

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’s mandate PDF, Mandate of the IGC was renewed for 2016 and 2017 by the WIPO General Assembly which took place in September 2015.
  • Four sessions of the IGC are scheduled for 2016: Revised provisional IGC Schedule PDF, Provisional IGC Schedule for 2016
  • The next session of the IGC takes place from February 15 to 19, 2016, and it will address genetic resources. The IGC Preparation Kit for this session comprises the main documents as well as briefing materials.

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