Bio-piracy and Commercialization of Traditional Knowledge

An IP Perspective

Anam Rakshan
Research Scholar
Faculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University, India
Sayed Aqa Raza
Assistant Professor of Law
JLU School of Law, Jagran Lakecity University, Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh, India

Volume III, Issue II, 2020

“Wilderness is the bank on which all checks are drawn.”

―John Aspinall

This paper at the preliminary level seeks to discuss the issues related to bio-piracy, commercialization of tradition knowledge (hereinafter referred to as TK), and their protection. This paper has three-fold aims which have been discussed separately in various heads: firstly, to discuss the concept of bio-piracy and TK; secondly, to discuss the international regulation of bio-piracy; thirdly, to discuss the bio-piracy and TK in Indian perspective; fourthly, to discuss bio-prospecting and biopiracy in context to pharmaceutical industries; and fifthly, to discuss and cover the cases on bio-piracy. And lastly, it ends with conclusion and suggestions.


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