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).
20.12.2017 | Trade Marks
Time limit for the initial examination of applications for the registration of trade marks
New IPI directive for the supervision of the collective rights management organisations
Federal Council adapts copyright law to the digital age
27.09.2017 | Event
Séminaire IPI / LES: «développements récents en droit des marques», jeudi le 9 novembre 2017 au Novotel Genève
Patents and pharmaceuticals - Public event at the IPI in collaboration with the European Patent Office