This is the home page of our Multilateral Matters series of blog posts by Wend Wendland.
Multilateral Matters describes and analyzes international developments related to intellectual property, innovation, development and public policy. Each blog aims to explain – in an accessible, conversational manner – an ongoing multilateral intellectual property negotiation or unresolved policy issue and why it matters.
This page assembles all the blogs posted so far. Further below, it also provides a non-exhaustive selection of additional readings and new documents that appear or I become aware of since the blogs were first published.
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- Multilateral Matters #1: Achieving Positive Outcomes in International Intellectual Property Negotiations
- Multilateral Matters #2: Biopiracy on the high seas? Countries launch negotiation towards a new international legally binding instrument on marine genetic resources in areas beyond national jurisdiction (Part One)
- Multilateral Matters #3: Copyrighting Culture? Challenges and opportunities regarding the international protection of traditional cultural expressions.
Additional readings and relevant documents
On multilateralism generally
MM#1 Achieving Positive Outcomes in International IP Negotiations
Wend Wendland, ‘International Negotiations at WIPO on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions: Analysis of the Process So Far and Thoughts on Possible Future Directions’ (2018) 114 Intellectual Property Forum 31
MM#2 Biopiracy on the High Seas? Negotiations on Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
MM#3: Copyrighting Culture? Protection of Traditional Cultural Expressions