For a number of years, the WIPO has been trying to protect the traditional knowledge of indigenous peoples with the help of a new legal instrument. You can find information on the Intergovernmental Committee for Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) appointed for this purpose in this section.
You can also find information on the Proposals by Switzerland in the IGC regarding the declaration of source of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in patent applications.
Further information on biodiversity and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
21.11.2018 | Partners and initiatives
BioInnovation Day in Geneva – the IPI awards prizes for inventions
Revised guidelines for the substantive examination of national patent applications effective 1 January 2019
Info event on using strategic patent analyses on 11.4.2018 in Zurich
14.02.2018 | Event
Stakeholder Discussions on: Innovation, availability and affordability of medical products. Can we achieve it all?
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève