One of the largest tribal communities Gond spreads over in a large area. These indigenous people are rich in terms of cultural heritage seen in their art. Their dance, music stories, and paintings show their heritage. They have preserved their tradition, their festivities, music, dance, painting, and art in their culture.
Gond Folklore consists of Gond literature, paintings, Folk songs and dances, Art and Craft, and Medicinal knowledge. Literature includes stories about Gond legends and myths such as the known love story of Jhitku Mitki, Folk tales of Gondwana, Gondwani (stories of Gond Kings), Ramyani (Ram Katha), and Pandwani (Pandava Katha). Reflection of the perception of the life of Gond Tribes, their faiths and beliefs, and the happenings of their day-to-day lives are painted through freehand paintings. Earlier, Gond paintings were painted on the walls and earth, whereas in the modern-day, it is painted on canvas and paper. Gonds express themselves through various dances and songs. They narrate the Gond mythology through dance and music; Karma, Dadaria, Saila, Rina, Dadra, Birha, etc., are such examples. The Gonds are rich in art and craft. They make various kinds of items, that include pottery, basket making, body tattooing, and floor paintings. The medicinal knowledge of this tribe is also one such thing to look at.
Rapid urbanization and cultural exploitation have led to the degradation of the Gong heritage. To protect their sinking culture, the government of India has taken some measures by creating Adivasi Kaliyan Departments and through various government-funded organizations. Also, various organizations, with the help of modern technology are trying to preserve their culture and heritage through documents, documentaries and digitization and, exhibitions and museums.
This use of technology has also made their heritage vulnerable to exploitation and risking the unique features of this Adivasi tribe.  Digitalization is a threat as it commercializes their songs, art, knowledge, and tradition. Therefore, there is a need for intellectual property protection that can prevent unauthorized duplication of digitally available content, and theft and piracy.
But patent and trademark look for only new and original property that is not disclosed to the public, which in this case, can lead to misappropriation of traditional knowledge of Gond Tribe. Geographical indications, copyrights and collective marks are also a setback.
Preservation of the culture and heritage of a country is an international concern. Hence, multilateral organizations like WIPO and UNESCO are focusing on the protection of traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions. They are providing IP assistance and IT assistance to communities and cultural institutions. International organizations provide the certification marks that authenticate the origin and quality. They also organize international exhibitions with all security.
To protect and preserve the Gond Artists who have made their mark and are aware should lead and undertake the responsibility. The tribe should be made aware of their rights and their contribution. They should be made aware of intellectual property, its benefits and drawbacks, and other laws that can help in the preservation of their heritage. The benefits of these camps and exhibitions must be shared with them and the consent of the tribal community must be attained on a contractual basis.
In this era of technologies and modernization, it is important to save the folklore of the tribes and take them with us in development but by not destroying their heritage. The intellectual Property mechanism is an authentic way of conserving the heritage.

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