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Participation, partnership and pathways

Participation, partnership and pathways




Cultural and Intellectual property:

In 'Beyond Guarding Ground', IPinCH collaborator Terri Janke sets out an argument for a National Indigenous cultural authority in Australia, addressing key issues around IP and art: Beyond Guarding Ground.

IPinCH Steering Committee member Catherine Bell’s 'Project for the Protection and Repatriation of First Nation Cultural Heritage in Canada' was a series of case studies involving a range of First Nations dealing with intellectual property issues around their cultural heritage, though often it was related to older objects and the intangible heritage carried with them. Catherine’s project set the stage for IPinCH. A number of case study reports can be viewed online via the University of Alberta's Faculty of Law site: Click here

WIPO, part of the UN: World Intellectual Property Office, Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Traditional Cultural Expressions Programme:

Traditional Cultural Expressions:

MTAC's advice for the three most used 'Maori Trademarks': kiwi, geographical locations and pitau: Practice guidelines here.



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