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Traditional knowledge and geographical indications: Fighting back


Prietika Siingh and Dheeraj Seth of Inttl Advocare present an overview of the progress that has been made in protecting traditional knowledge and geographical indications in India

The concept of traditional knowledge (TK) and geographical indications (GI) has been discussed at length at various national and international platforms and has, over a period of time, gained tremendous sensitivity. It is pertinent to focus on the evolution and the developing need to secure protection for rightful owners and users of TK and GI and steps taken by Indian Government here.

TK, or indigenous knowledge, is a long-standing tradition or culture of a particular region, community or class of people. They inherit this knowledge, innovation and teaching from their ancestors and pass it on from generation to generation, and often rely on it for their survival and identity. In developing and under-developed countries, the TK base in preparing medicines provides the only affordable means of treatment for underprivileged sections of society. TK of the healing properties of plant extracts has also been an important part of evolution in the...


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Just posted: India IP Focus 2015. Some great pictures here (and articles, of course!) http://t.co/i9hH4sEUXf http://t.co/jOjFUI940f

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Interesting. Do you make use of the Budapest Treaty? What has your experience been? https://t.co/ka54p1V1I9

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