Given the growing attention to the intersection of Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources (GR), Traditional Knowledge (TK), and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCE), AIPPI and ASIPI are pleased to announce a new series of webinars to be held in 2023, exploring these important and developing topics. This series is part of the ongoing AIPPI-ASIPI collaboration, which was signed at the 2022 AIPPI World Congress in San Francisco.
The webinar series will focus on the EU perspective and the international level. The events will take place on the following dates:
EU Legal Framework for IP Protection of Genetic Resources
25 April: Part I
30 May: Part II
Intersection of IP and Cultural Heritage/Traditional Cultural Expression
20 June: Part I
18 July: Part II
The programme has been developed by the European members of the AIPPI Committee “IP and GRTK” and will feature speakers from the region, in collaboration with ASIPI.
This webinar series builds on two previous series, each of which consisted of four webinars and covered various topics such as “Overview and the status of discussion about TK/GR and TK/TCE” (2021 AIPPI-WIPO), “Recent Experiences and Emerging Technologies in Relation to TK/GR/TCE Appreciation or Appropriation? An IP Perspective” (2021 AIPPI), “Challenges Latin American Countries faced in connection with adequate protection of TK/GR and TK/TCE (Part I and Part II)” (2022 AIPPI-ASIPI), and “The Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and its Influence on Patent Prosecution” (2022 ASIPI).
It is worth noting that in 2022, UNESCO convened the MONDIACULT 2022 World Conference, during which 150 states adopted a “Declaration for Culture” in which it was affirmed that culture should be conceived as a “Global Public Good”.
The year 2023 is of particular significance, as the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee (IGC) will discuss draft international instruments on the protection of Traditional Knowledge associated with Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions and convene a possible diplomatic conference.
The development of “Digital Culture”, the protection of TK/GR/TCEs and its intersection with Intellectual Property will increase its importance and relevance in the modern world.
The registration link will be shared 3 weeks before each webinar.