Localizing Intellectual Property in the Globalization Epoch: The Integration of Indigenous Knowledge

Oguamanam, Chidi
July 2004
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies;Summer2004, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p135
Academic Journal
Discusses the integration of indigenous knowledge-protection systems into conventional intellectual property rights (IPR) in the context of globalization. Arguments on the adoption of conventional IPRs to protect traditional knowledge; Conflict on the integration of traditional medicine and Western biomedicine in patent regime; Overview of the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Convention on Biological Diversity.


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