"Disclosure of Origin" Source of Contention in WIPO Negotiations

Intergovernmental negotiations on protecting traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), and genetic resources from misappropriation hit a roadblock last week, when talks at the World Intellectual Property Organisation were marred by considerable disagreement over the negotiating process and the participation of indigenous peoples.

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"Disclosure of Origin" Source of Contention in WIPO Negotiations

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