Bioprospecting, Intellectual Property & Economic Development


Bioprospecting, Intellectual Property & Economic Development    |   File Size: 190.33 kB Downloads: 1278   |   Post Date: 29 April 2010

Developing countries face a tremendous challenge when it comes to issues of bioprospecting and economic development. There often lacks strong intellectual property protection for their traditional knowledge and genetic resources. This has lead to a devastating loss of biodiversity as unauthorized bioprospecting continues to the detriment of the local communities and the national economies. The linkages between bioprospecting and intellectual property have often gone unnoticed.


Role of Material Transfer Agreements in Intellectual Property Rights Regimes


Role of Material Transfer Agreements in Intellectual Property Rights Regimes    |   File Size: 188.18 kB Downloads: 1163   |   Post Date: 21 April 2010

Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) are not widely used in developing countries and has resulted in increasing biodiversity loss over the years especially through un authorized bioprospecting or biopiracy. This paper examines the origins of the MTA from the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) and states its importance in enhancing biodiversity use that is beneficial to the nations’ economies.


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