n Without Prejudice - Lessons from a town like Alice : intellectual property

Volume 10, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Tales of biopiracy of South African natural resources and traditional knowledge have been in the headlines recently. and proclaimed the . The headlines relate to the revocation of a German company's patent on a method of producing an extract of the South African plant to treat inflammatory diseases and infections. was already widely used by indigenous communities throughout south-eastern Southern Africa for its therapeutic properties.

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