Indigenous Peoples' Innovation

Indigenous Peoples' Innovation

Intellectual Property Pathways to Development

Edited by: Peter Drahos, Susy Frankel orcid

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Traditional knowledge systems are also innovation systems. This book analyses the relationship between intellectual property and indigenous innovation. The contributors come from different disciplinary backgrounds including law, ethnobotany and science. Drawing on examples from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, each of the contributors explores the possibilities and limits of intellectual property when it comes to supporting innovation by indigenous people.


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Aug 2012
ANU Press
Arts & Humanities: Cultural Studies; Law; Social Sciences: Indigenous Studies, Social Policy & Administration
Australia; Pacific: Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Vanuatu

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  1. Indigenous Peoples' Innovation and Intellectual Property: The Issues (PDF, 209KB)Peter Drahos and Susy Frankel doi
  2. Ancient but New: Developing Locally Driven Enterprises Based on Traditional Medicines in Kuuku I'yu Northern Kaanju Homelands, Cape York, Queensland, Australia (PDF, 343KB)David J. Claudie, Susan J. Semple, Nicholas M. Smith and Bradley S. Simpson doi
  3. 'It would be good to know where our food goes': Information Equals Power? (PDF, 133KB)Jen Cleary doi
  4. Biopiracy and the Innovations of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (PDF, 287KB)Daniel F. Robinson doi
  5. Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Fair Trade: Voluntary Certification Standards in the Light of WIPO and WTO Law and Policy-making (PDF, 198KB)Christoph B. Graber and Jessica C. Lai doi
  6. Traditional Innovation and the Ongoing Debate on the Protection of Geographical Indications (PDF, 198KB)Daniel Gervais doi
  7. The Branding of Traditional Cultural Expressions: To Whose Benefit? (PDF, 175KB)Daphne Zografos Johnsson doi
  8. The Pacific Solution: The European Union's Intellectual Property Rights Activism in Australia's and New Zealand's Sphere of Influence (PDF, 190KB)Michael Blakeney doi
  9. Do You Want it Gift Wrapped?: Protecting Traditional Knowledge in the Pacific Island Countries (PDF, 194KB)Miranda Forsyth doi

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