oa De Rebus - Protecting traditional knowledge : feature

Volume 2014, Issue 542
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The issue of traditional knowledge and how it should be protected is important and currently a concern throughout the world. The protection of traditional knowledge through the intellectual property regime carries out the essential function of preventing third parties from exploiting this knowledge for profit. However, this regime is not only unavailable to most traditional Picture source: Gallo Images/Thinkstock knowledge holders, but it also does not necessarily guarantee the preservation of the knowledge.

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