Protecting and Sharing Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Holder and User Tools
Ecological Economics, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 585-607, June 2005
23 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2010
Date Written: June 2005
The present paper deals with the question how legal protection of biodiversity and traditional knowledge can be accommodated and how the results from the use and exploitation of biodiversity and traditional knowledge can be shared. The aim is to cast the various contributions in this volume in a wider framework, by describing and evaluating current intellectual property (IP) protection systems, intellectual property-similar regimes and protection and sharing initiatives outside intellectual property.
Keywords: Biodiversity, Traditional knowledge, Intelectual property rights, Patents, Plant breeder’s rights, Farmer’s rights, Sui generis regimes, Fair and equitable sharing
JEL Classification: I18, K11, O32, O34, H51
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