Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Go On! "IP and Traditional Knowledge"


(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia of interest.) "IP Protection for Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions" is the topic of the day at a conference set for November 9, 2007, at California's Santa Clara University School of Law. (Register here.) To be discussed in addition to intellectual property concerns are global legislative efforts and indigenous rights, all as they relate to traditional knowledge.
An international lineup of panelists, drawn from nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as well as from academia, will be on hand. Included: Deepa Badrinarayana, Chapman University School of Law; Valerie Phillips, University of Tulsa College of Law; Aroha Te Pareake Mead, University of Victoria, New Zealand, a founding member and Co-Chair of the Call of the Earth Steering Committee; Angela R. Riley, Southwestern University Law School, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma; and Suzan Shown Harjo, President of the Morning Star Institute.
Kudos to organizer Elizabeth Chien-Hale, whose Institute for Intellectual Property in Asia is a cosponsor along with ASIL-West, the regional project of the American Society of International Law for which yours truly serves as co-chair.

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