CLE = “Core Issues in the Nagoya Protocol – A Masterpiece in Creative Ambiguity or a Worst Piece in Ambiguous Creativity”

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Just after midnight on October 29, 2010, the tenth Conference of Parties of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Nagoya Protocol is designed to create greater legal certainty and transparency for both providers and users of genetic resources by, among other things:

  • establishing more predictable conditions for access to genetic resources
  • helping to ensure benefit-sharing when genetic resources leave the contracting party providing the genetic resources
  • creating incentives to conserve and sustainably use genetic resources, and thereby enhancing the contribution of biodiversity to development and human well-being.

The Protocol, however, contains many ambiguous terms and phrases, and its scope has been a controversial issue.  Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear directly from Dr. Won Seog Park, Korea’s acting chief negotiator to the international negotiations on the Protocol.  Dr. Park will share insider insights from the concluding international negotiations, as well as reflect on key challenges with the interpretation and implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Registration starts at 11:45 A.M.

Davis Wright Tremaine
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101

Dr. Won Seog Park – University of Washington School of Law Visiting Scholars Program

CLE General Credits for Washington Attorneys
Total: 1.5
General: 1.5

Free for IPS members
$25 for non-IPS members
$15 for law students

Registration is open but space will be limited.  We would appreciate hearing from you beforehand to ensure that enough seats are available.

RSVP by mailing or faxing the registration FORM;


Section Representative contact information for this CLE:
Name: Jonathan Lloyd
Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Telephone #: (206) 757-8088