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Accepted Contribution:

Can Indigenous Knowledge benefit from the Intellectual Property Rights? Issues, Challenges and Prospects  
Chongom Aron Aimol (University of Allahabad)

Contribution short abstract:

I would like to bring mechanisms to ensure that indigenous knowledge, and its wider applications, is respected, preserved, and maintained under the Intellectual Property system with the help of like-minded intellectual group or NGOs, WIPO and UN bodies who support the issues in the workshop.

Contribution long abstract:

Has community/ indigenous knowledge been overlooked with the rapid advancement of science and technology for centuries? Despite many national and intellectual groups efforts to protect various manifestations of indigenous knowledge, the recognition of the rights of the original indigenous knowledge holders do not get credit and respect for their wisdom and knowledge, instead the indigenous knowledge often receives overlooked, and the unauthorized acquisition of rights by third parties over indigenous knowledge. While modern concepts have replaced the understanding of indigenous knowledge, the world community must give the credit where it is due. It is incredibly important to preserve and protect indigenous/community knowledge. Subsequently, the most substantial aspect of indigenous knowledge in intellectual property rights is its protection. According to the Article 31 of the UNDRIP (2007), “indigenous peoples have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions, as well as the manifestations of their sciences, technologies and cultures, including human and genetic resources, seeds, medicines, knowledge of the properties of fauna and flora, oral traditions, literatures, designs, sports and traditional games and visual and performing arts...” While there have been several debates about protection of indigenous/community knowledge under the Intellectual Property system/regime, there are also several issues and challenges at hand. This paper examines some of these issues and challenges, and attempts to identify real problems and suggests the subject matters for further development. The study is taking descriptive and analytical studies based on primary as well as secondary sources.

Workshop PE02
Community knowledge in academic research: in pursuit of epistemic justice
  Session 1 Thursday 27 June, 2024, -