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Intellectual property rights, plant genetic resources and traditional knowledge



Intellectual property rights, plant genetic resources and traditional knowledge



Rights to plant genetic resources and traditional knowledge: basic issues and perspectives: 112-154



This chapter provides a basis to elaborate ideas and concepts that would allow the use of intellectual property rights (IPR) for the benefit of the sustainable promotion of traditional knowledge (TK) related to plant genetic resources. In the first part, the chapter addresses the economic rationale of forms of protection that are granted under intellectual property laws and policies.

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