The Object and Purpose of Intellectual Property
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The Object and Purpose of Intellectual Property

Edited by Susy Frankel

Much of the debate around the parameters of intellectual property (IP) protection relates to differing views about what IP law is supposed to achieve. This book analyses the object and purpose of international intellectual property law, examining how international agreements have been interpreted in different jurisdictions and how this has led to diversity in IP regimes at a national level.
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Chapter 4: New frameworks for the ownership and licensing of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources in Africa

Enyinna Nwauche


This chapter evaluates new national and regional frameworks for the protection of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources (aTK) in Africa such as the Swakopmund Protocol for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the Framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO) 2010; the Kenyan Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Cultural Expressions Act 2016; the Zambian Protection of Traditional Knowledge Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore 2016, and the constitutional property jurisprudence of the Republic of South Africa 1996, which provides interpretative context for South Africa’s 2015 Regulations on Bio-prospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing, of the National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act 2004, which recognise community ownership and management of traditional knowledge (TK).

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