The Eighth Annual IP/Gender: Mapping the Connections - Gender and Traditional Knowledge

Friday, April 1, 2011
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Room 602

The extension of intellectual property law to traditional cultural expressions (or folklore) is currently under serious consideration in countries around the world, as well as in the World Intellectual Property Organization.  Protection for TCE’s has implications for nations and corporations, but also for individuals and groups who practice and transmit the old arts of their places.   Some forms of traditional cultural practice, moreover, are strongly gendered.  In particular, this workshop will consider the implications of these legal developments for women and their communities. Over the past eight years, the IP/Gender symposium has provided a forum to examine and discuss research on gendered dimensions of intellectual property law. The Spring 2011 symposium on Gender and Traditional Knowledge will be highly interdisciplinary, including historians, social scientists, legal academics, cultural scholars, and practicing lawyers.

Presented by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property, Woman and the Law Program, and the Journal of Gender, Social Policy and the Law



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(Credit Hours 6) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 95.00


For further information, please contact:
Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
Phone: 202.274.4075; Fax: 202.274.4079; or

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