Triggering the synergies between intellectual property rights and biodiversity
A. Werth, S. Reyes-Knocke (eds)
GTZ, 2010

Launched in October 2010 at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the CBD, this book is now available online. It includes a section on “discussions and practical experiences with access and benefit sharing and the protection of traditional knowledge,” including chapters on: access to genetic resources and the right to food, by O. De Schutter; issues and challenges of access and benefit sharing mechanisms in the Hindu-Kush Himalayan countries, by K. Prasad Oli and G. Sharma; Brazil’s practical experiences with access and benefit sharing and the protection of traditional knowledge, by E. Velez; and practical experience of the protection of traditional knowledge in Panama and the relationship with biodiversity, by Y. Arenas. A section on “innovative instruments for protecting and utilizing consuetudinary knowledge on biodiversity components” includes chapters on: implementing a traditional knowledge commons, by E. Abrell, K. Bavikatte and G. Cocchiaro; farmers’ rights in the Philippines, by I.R.L. Gorre and C.R. Cruz; and geographical indications, in situ conservation and traditional knowledge, by J. Larson Guerra. Download the book [pdf] …

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