Bio-piracy and Commercialization of Traditional Knowledge
An IP Perspective
Madhya Pradesh, India
Volume III, Issue II, 2020
“Wilderness is the bank on which all checks are drawn.”
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.