Archive | December, 2013

The Intergovernmental Committee: A Brief Overview

The Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (commonly referred to as simply “the [Intergovernmental] Committee” or “the I.G.C.”) is a department of the World Intellectual Property Organization (W.I.P.O.).  Its mandate is to draft, negotiate, and implement formal international text-based legal structures that protect the authors and rights-holders of traditional […]

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