The IGC decided to launch an online survey on information systems, registers and databases of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. Member States and accredited observers are invited to respond to the survey by May 12, 2023, if they so wish. The results can be found below.
Issues and studies
The IGC has identified and discussed 10 key issues on the protection of traditional cultural expressions / folklore and traditional knowledge. On the same subject, it later commissioned two gap analyses resulting in two working documents.
The IGC occasionally decides to hold consultations with its members and observers.
|Genetic Resources||Access to Genetic Resources and Disclosure Requirements in IP Rights Applications||November 1, 2004|
|Traditional Knowledge||Existing Forms of Intellectual Property Protection for Traditional Knowledge – Revised Questionnaire||July 1, 2002|
|Traditional Knowledge||Existing Forms of Intellectual Property Protection for Traditional Knowledge||August 8, 2001|
|Genetic Resources / Traditional Knowledge||Requirements for Disclosure relating to Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge in Patent Applications
||July 1, 2002|
|Traditional Cultural Expressions / Folklore||National Experiences with the Legal Protection of Expressions of Folklore||June 22, 2001|
|Observer Participation||Study on Observer Participation in the Work of the IGC||October 10, 2011|