The Impact of UNDRIP on Canada’s Intellectual Property Law

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UNDRIP), which is now part of Canadian law, states that Indigenous peoples “have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their intellectual property over such cultural heritage, traditional knowledge, and traditional cultural expressions.” How does, and how should, this right of Indigenous peoples affect IP law and our own practice of law?

Meika Ellis Smart & Biggar LLP (Ottawa)
Sara Mainville JFK Law LLP (Toronto)
Stuart Wuttke General Counsel, Assembly of First Nations (Ottawa)

Moderator: Vincent de Grandpré Bennett Jones LLP (Toronto)

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