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WIPO/PUB/264/2016

Lisbon Agreement for the Protection of Appellations of Origin and their International Registration

The aim of the Agreement is to provide for the protection of appellations of origin, i.e., the "geographical denomination of a country, region, or locality, which serves to designate a product originating therein, the quality or characteristics of which are due exclusively or essentially to the geographical environment, including natural and human factors" (Article 2).

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/661

Guide to the Deposit of Microorganisms under the Budapest Treaty

The purpose of this Guide is to present in a systematic manner information on the procedures and requirements concerning the deposit of microorganisms and to give practical advice to persons depositing microorganisms for patent purposes, on the one hand, and to anyone wishing to obtain samples of such microorganisms, on the other hand.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/9

Documentation of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Background Brief - No. 9

This Brief describes the main objectives of documenting traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, the intellectual property issues that may arise and options for addressing them.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/8

Alternative Dispute Resolution for Disputes Related to Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources

Background Brief - No. 8

This Brief introduces how alternative dispute resolution offers an alternative to formal court-based systems for tackling intellectual property disputes that may arise in relation to traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and genetic resources.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/7

Customary Law and Traditional Knowledge

Background Brief - No. 7

This Brief explores the issues concerning customary law, traditional knowledge and intellectual property.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/6

Intellectual Property and Traditional Medical Knowledge

Background Brief - No. 6

This Brief introduces different options on intellectual property protection of traditional medical knowledge.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/5

Intellectual Property and Traditional Handicrafts

Background Brief - No. 5

This Brief identifies practical, accessible and often community-based means of using the existing intellectual property system for the effective recognition, protection, management, marketing and commercialization of traditional handicrafts.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/4

Intellectual Property and Arts Festivals

Background Brief - No. 4

This Brief introduces intellectual property consideration for arts festival organizers, to safeguard and promote their own interests and those of festival participants.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/3

Developing a National Strategy on Intellectual Property, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Background Brief - No. 3

This Brief summarizes the legal, policy and operational issues that need to be considered in developing a national strategy for the intellectual property protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions.

Publication year: 2016

WIPO/PUB/TK/2

The WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore

Background Brief - No. 2

This Brief provides background information on the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC).

Publication year: 2016