Seminar on IP and GRs/TK/TCEs (June 23 to June 25, 2015)

July 3, 2015

The WIPO Seminar on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Regional and International Dimensions took place at WIPO Headquarters from June 23 to June 25, 2015.

The seminar saw discussion of one of the most challenging topics in the intellectual property field: the question of how best to protect traditional knowledge and cultural expressions, and the relationship between intellectual property and genetic resources.

Key speeches

Interviews with selected speakers


Presentation: Overview of other relevant international instruments

Professor Megan Davis, Chair, United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues / Director, Indigenous Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, Australia.


Presentation: Overview of other relevant international instruments

Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki, Director, Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), Kingdom of Bahrain. Download presentation.


Presentation: Overview of other relevant international instruments

Ms. Susan H. Bragdon, Representative, Quaker United Nations Office (QUNO). Download presentation.


The cross-border protection of intellectual property, and its relevance for the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions

Professor Susy Frankel, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Download presentation.


Disclaimer: The views expressed in the presentations are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Secretariat of the World Intellectual Property Organization or any of its member states.