Brigitte Vézina is a fellow with the International Law Research Program at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), and an international intellectual property (IP) law consultant at Brigitte Vézina – Law & Culture. At CIGI, she is analyzing the international negotiations for the IP protection of traditional cultural expressions and examining IP issues around cultural appropriation in the fashion industry. From 2006 to 2016, she worked as a legal officer in the Traditional Knowledge Division at the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, where she dealt with IP issues related to cultural heritage. Her past experience includes work in the Cultural Enterprise and Copyright Section at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in Paris, and with the Montreal-based IP law firm Robic. Brigitte holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Montreal (2002) and a master’s in law from Georgetown University (2005, with distinction). She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2003.

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