On April 26, 2018, Canada’s minister of innovation, science and economic development, the Honourable Navdeep Bains, announced Canada’s new intellectual property (IP) strategy. One of the key significant inclusions within the IP strategy is its reference to and provision for Canada’s Indigenous peoples. A key objective of the strategy is to build up understanding on issues relating to the relationship between traditional knowledge, traditional cultural expressions and the IP system. 

  • Oluwatobiloba (Tobi) Moody is a CIGI fellow with broad expertise in the area of traditional knowledge governance, and in the fields of global intellectual property (IP) law and international trade law. Tobi’s work at CIGI primarily involves research in the area of traditional knowledge governance and IP.