Indigenous Peoples’ Innovation: Intellectual Property Pathways to Development
Peter Drahos and Susy Frankel (eds), ANU E Press, August 2012 | ISBN: 9781921862779 (pbk.) 9781921862786 (ebook)

This book analyses the relationship between intellectual property and indigenous innovation. The contributors come from different disciplinary backgrounds including law, ethnobotany and science. Drawing on examples from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, each chapter explores the possibilities and limits of intellectual property when it comes to supporting innovation by indigenous peoples. The preface is by Antony Taubman, Director of the WTO Intellectual Property Division. The book includes the following chapters, which were first presented at the conference “Intellectual Property, Trade and the Knowledge Assets of Indigenous Peoples: The Developmental Frontier” in December 2010:

  • Indigenous Peoples’ Innovation and Intellectual Property: The Issues
  • Ancient but New: Developing Locally Driven Enterprises
  • Based on Traditional Medicines in Kuuku I’yu Northern Kaanju Homelands, Cape York, Queensland, Australia
  • ‘It would be good to know where our food goes’: Information Equals Power?
  • Biopiracy and the Innovations of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities
  • Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Fair Trade: Voluntary Certification Standards in the Light of WIPO and WTO Law and Policy-making
  • Traditional Innovation and the Ongoing Debate on the Protection of Geographical Indications
  • The Branding of Traditional Cultural Expressions: To Whose Benefit?
  • The Pacific Solution: The European Union’s Intellectual Property Rights Activism in Australia’s and New Zealand’s Sphere of Influence
  • Do You Want it Gift Wrapped?: Protecting Traditional Knowledge in the Pacific Island Countries.

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