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Seminar on IP and GRs/TK/TCEs (March 30 to April 1, 2015)

February 10, 2015

The WIPO Seminar on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Regional, National and Local Experiences took place at WIPO Headquarters from March 30 to April 1, 2015.

The Seminar shared regional, national and local practices, experiences and case studies regarding intellectual property and genetic resources/traditional knowledge/traditional cultural expressions.

Key speeches

Opening Address: Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Mr. Justice Joseph Williams, Judge, High Court of New Zealand. Download presentation

Experiences with Regional and National Systems for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Mr. Manuel Ruiz, Director and Principal Researcher of the International Affairs and Biodiversity Program, Peruvian Society for Environmental Law. Download presentation.

Commercial and Non-Commercial Uses of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions – Examples and Lessons Learned

Ms. Terri Janke, Solicitor Director, Terri Janke & Company Pty Ltd, Australia. Download presentation.

Regional, National and Local Experiences with the Meaning and Relevance of the “Public Domain” in the Context of Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

Professor Lim Heng Gee, Faculty of Law, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia. Download presentation: Part onePart two.

National Experiences with Disclosure Requirements related to Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge

Mr. Pierre Du Plessis, Senior Consultant, Centre for Research Information Action in Africa - Southern Africa Development and Consulting, Namibia. 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.