Navigating Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property – The Story of the Yakuanoi

Although the intellectual property system can be used to promote and protect traditional knowledge (being knowledge that has ancient roots and is often oral), traditional knowledge is not always protected by the conventional intellectual property system.

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WIPO Traditional Knowledge Division Provides Capacity Building, Publications – Intellectual Property Watch

The protection of genetic resources and traditional knowledge through the intellectual property system has been discussed for many years at the World Intellectual Property Organization. While delegates are working on potential international instruments to provide such protection, the WIPO Traditional Knowledge Division is involved in technical assistance and capacity building, providing information and issuing publications.

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