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

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Geertrui Van Overwalle

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: June 2005

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, Protecting and Sharing Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge: Holder and User Tools (June 2005). Ecological Economics, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 585-607, June 2005 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1718679

Geertrui Van Overwalle (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.kuleuven.be/citip/en/staff/00015469

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