Indigenous Peoples’ Innovation: Intellectual Property Pathways to Development

Indigenous Peoples’ Innovation: Intellectual Property Pathways to Development Edited Book

  • Author(s): Peter Drahos, Susy Frankel
  • Published: 2012
  • Publisher: ANU E Press
  • ISBN: 9781921862779 (pbk.) 9781921862786 (ebook)

Abstract: The chapters in this volume were first presented at the conference ‘Intellectual Property, Trade and the Knowledge Assets of Indigenous Peoples: The Developmental Frontier’ in December 2010. 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. Contents: Preface: Indigenous Innovation: New Dialogues, New Pathways xv - Antony Taubman 1 Indigenous Peoples’ Innovation and Intellectual Property: The Issues :1 - Peter Drahos and Susy Frankel 2 Ancient but New: Developing Locally Driven Enterprises Based on Traditional Medicines in Kuuku I’yu Northern Kaanju Homelands, Cape York, Queensland, Australia :29 - David J. Claudie, Susan J. Semple, Nicholas M. Smith and Bradley S. Simpson 3 ‘It would be good to know where our food goes’: Information Equals Power? :57 - Jen Cleary 4 Biopiracy and the Innovations of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities :77 - Daniel F. Robinson 5 Indigenous Cultural Heritage and Fair Trade: Voluntary Certification Standards in the Light of WIPO and WTO Law and Policy-making :95 - Christoph B. Graber and Jessica C. Lai 6 Traditional Innovation and the Ongoing Debate on the Protection of Geographical Indications :121 - Daniel Gervais 7 The Branding of Traditional Cultural Expressions: To Whose Benefit? :147 - Daphne Zografos Johnsson 8. The Pacific Solution: The European Union’s Intellectual Property Rights Activism in Australia’s and New Zealand’s Sphere of Influence :165 - Michael Blakeney 9 Do You Want it Gift Wrapped?: Protecting Traditional Knowledge in the Pacific Island Countries : 189 - Miranda Forsyth

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