07/01/1980 - 09/01/1980

In accordance with the deliberations of the Executive Committee of the International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (Berne Union) and the Intergovernmental Committee of the Universal Copyright Convention at their sessions held from February 5 to 9, 1979, and to the decisions of the respective Governing Bodies of Unesco and WIPO, the Secretariat of Unesco and the International Bureau of WIPO convened the Working Group to study a draft of model provisions intended for national legislation as well as international measures for the protection of works of folklore. The Working Group was attended by experts from 16 countries invited in a personal capacity by the Directors General of Unesco and WIPO. The meeting was also attended by representatives of two intergovernmental and seven international non-governmental organizations as observers.

The documentation available to the Working Group consisted of documents prepared by the International Bureau of WIPO containing Model Provisions for National Laws on the Protection of Creations of Folklore and the Commentary on these model provisions (documents UNESCO/WIPO/WG.I/FOLK 2 and 2 Add.) as well as of a document prepared by the Secretariat of Unesco, with the assistance of Professor Jean Carbonnier, containing a Study on the International Regulation of Intellectual Property Aspects of Folklore Protection (document UNESCO/WIPO/WG.I/FOLK 3).


  • Agenda
    UNESCO/OMPI/WG.1/FOLK/1: English
  • Draft report
    UNESCO/WIPO/WG.1/FOLK/4: English
  • Model provisions for national laws on the protection of creations of folklore
    UNESCO/WIPO/WG.1/FOLK/2 + ADD.: English
  • Provisional list of participants
    UNESCO/WIPO/WG.1/FOLK/Inf.1/Rev.: English
  • Report
    UNESCO/WIPO/WG.1/FOLK/5: English
  • Study of the international regulation of the intellectual property aspects of folklore protection
    UNESCO/WIPO/WG.1/FOLK/3; CPY.80/CONF.604/COL.1: English