A GUIDE TO PROTECT THE CULTURE OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES

WIPO is the global forum for intellectual property services, policy, information and cooperation. They are a self-funding agency of the United Nations, with 191 member states.

Their mission is to lead the development of a balanced and effective international intellectual property (IP) system that enables innovation and creativity for the benefit of all. Their mandate, governing bodies and procedures are set out in the WIPO Convention, which established WIPO in 1967.

Intellectual property can be a powerful tool for indigenous peoples and local communities (IPLCs). Used strategically, it can help to promote your own products and services, and prevent the misappropriation of your traditional knowledge and culture.

This guide explains how, with plenty of examples of IPLCs who have made the most of their intellectual property rights.

November 28, 2017
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