Perú otorga títulos para proteger conocimiento indígena
SciDev.Net, 27 August 2012

LIMA, PERU: The Peruvian government has recently granted 453 registration certificates of biodiversity-related, collectively-held traditional knowledge to three Amazon communities belong to the peoples Bora and Ocaina. Since the adoption of a law on intellectual property aiming to protect traditional knowledge in 2002, 885 such certificates have been granted, 492 of which relate to confidential TK. The certificates granted to the Bora and Ocaina communities relate to the use of more than 120 Amazon plants in food and agriculture, medicine, cosmetics and color dyes. Read the article [in Spanish] …

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