Traditional Knowledge: IP and Federal Policy

Friday, March 21, 2014
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC
Room 602

The second annual Cherry Blossom Symposium will focus on the intersection of intellectual property law and federal policy relating to "traditional knowledge." Topics of discussion will include: (1) initiatives to regulate commercial appropriation of names, symbols, and modes of cultural production associated with traditional and indigenous communities; (2) progress in the efforts of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore to establish international norms; (3) the intersection of protection for genetic resources and research governance, and (4) non-traditional solutions to IPR-related problems affecting traditional knowledge and its custodians

Presented by the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property



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

CLE Accreditation - $ 275.00
(5 credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.

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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