Intellectual property rights, biodiversity and traditional knowledge

This report starts with a brief account of different types of IPRs, including a brief overview of the WTO TRIPs agreement. It focuses on biodiversity and relationship with the IPR regime. The benefits of biodiversity and the Convention on Biological Diversity have been explained. The relationship between the CBD and the WTO TRIPs agreement has been analysed, including comparing the relevant provisions of these two regulatory regimes.

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