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Traditional knowledge may receive indefinite protection in the Philippines

Peter Leung, Hong Kong

The IP Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) has expressed support for a bill that would create a new category of protection for the traditional knowledge of indigenous groups

Senate Bill 669, the Traditional Property Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act seeks to protect the tangible and intangible “cultural property” of indigenous groups. Tangible cultural property is defined as “cultural property with historical, archival, anthropological, archaeological, artistic and architectural value,...

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