March 21, 2014 | Room 602 | 9:00am registration; 9:30am program; 4:30pm reception
American University Washington College of Law
Directions and Logistics | Registration (for in-person attendance and CLE)
The live and archived webcast will be available on this page once the event begins. No registration is required.
The second annual Cherry Blossom Symposium will focus on the intersection of intellectual property law and federal policy relating to “traditional knowledge.”
Topics of discussion will include: (1) initiatives to regulate commercial appropriation of names, symbols, and modes of cultural production associated with traditional and indigenous communities; (2) progress in the efforts of the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore to establish international norms; (3) the intersection of protection for genetic resources and research governance, and (4) non-traditional solutions to IPR-related problems affecting traditional knowledge and its custodians.