Indigenous Peoples, Traditional Knowledge, and Intellectual Property in International Law

The conference addresses philosophical and doctrinal challenges regarding claims for entitlement-like protection for the creative outputs, cultural goods, and genetic resources of Indigenous peoples and local communities. Leading Native American scholars, intellectual property experts, and legal theorists will explore competing frameworks, normative justifications, and pragmatic considerations related to national and international treaty regimes (e.g., CBD, Nagoya Protocol, TRIPS Agreement, UNDRIP) affecting the interests of Indigenous peoples and local communities in their knowledge assets.

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