News just in from Prof Tana Pistorius is that there will be a lecture tomorrow at UNISA at Bamboo Hall (map here) between 11am and 1pm focusing on TK and Genetic Resource Protection ... and guess what, you are invited!
"Frantzeska will address IP’s response to market failures related to sub-patentable innovation or purely traditional knowledge with interesting applications. She will discuss the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity and its implementation in national legislation. She will elaborate on alternative forms of entitlement possible under the current international legal framework and recent developments in the field such as the impact of the Nagoya Protocol, the EU Regulation on its implementation and the national initiatives.
Frantzeska Papadopoulou, Jur.Dr., LLM is today an Associate Professor at Stockholm University as well as in Linnaeus University in Sweden. She has worked for several years as the head of IP department for the Swedish Association of Industries. Dr. Papadopoulou was a member of the Swedish delegation in the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional knowledge and Folklore during the years 2001-2008.
Please confirm with Ms Nomagugu Hlongwane [firstname.lastname@example.org] if you are able to attend."