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  • WIPO: 'Traditional cultural expressions (or, "expressions of folklore") are integral to the cultural and social identities of indigenous and traditional communities, they embody know-how and skills, and they transmit core values and beliefs. As cultural and economic assets, their protection is linked to the promotion of creativity, enhanced cultural diversity and the preservation of cultural heritage... Traditional cultural expressions (TCEs) include music, art, designs, names, signs and symbols, performances, architectural forms, handicrafts and narratives.'

    March 9, 2008