Genetic Resources, Indigenous Peoples and Federal Policy
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.
Panel 2: Genetic Resources, Indigenous Peoples and Federal Policy 11:15am – 12:30pm
Chair: Professor Jorge Contreras, American University Washington College of Law
Pilar Ossorio – University of Wisconsin Law School
Julia Fuld – WCL alumna
Ezra Rosser – American University Washington College of Law
Greg Dolin – University of Baltimore Center for Medicine and Law
Presenter, Genetic Resources, Indigenous Peoples and Federal Policy, 2nd Annual Cherry Blossom Symposium — Traditional Knowledge: IP and Federal Policy, American University School of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (March 21, 2014).