Over the past several decades, gender studies has influenced numerous areas of law, including criminal law, family law, human rights, employment law, tax, and business law. Only recently has research begun to investigate how gender insights that have helped shape modern legal doctrine in other areas can be applied to intellectual property.
On Wednesday December 3 at WIPO Headquarters, Professor Burk discussed the most recent empirical research on gender issues in intellectual property law, as well as potential ways forward to help ensure equitable systems of promoting innovation and creativity.
The International Conference on Intellectual Property and Cultural Heritage in the Digital World took place in Madrid on October 29 and 30, 2009, jointly organized by WIPO and the Ministry of Culture of Spain. The Conference focused on the nexus between intellectual property rights (IPRs) and cultural heritage institutions (CHIs) such as museums, libraries and archives, and on their role in the dissemination and promotion of culture in the digital environment.