Protecting Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions

July 26, 2019

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. 

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