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Government of Canada’s Commitment to a more Inclusive Intellectual Property System

Today, on World Intellectual Property Day, the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development launched a number of new initiatives which are aimed at making Canada’s intellectual property system more inclusive, specifically, to facilitate the public in recognizing the relationship between intellectual property and the protection of indigenous knowledge and cultural expressions. Notably, the CIPO launched a new webpage entitled “Indigenous Peoples and Intellectual Property” where details of the initiatives, and other information, tools and events related to intellectual property and indigenous knowledge and cultural expressions can be found. A detailed news article discussing this launch can be found here.

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