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Conceptual Analysis of Traditional Knowledge: The Growth so Far

Arushi Sharma, LL.M., Amity Law School, Noida


This paper deals with the concept of Traditional Knowledge with respect to the present status of the Indian economy. It discusses the definitions and the scope of the term in relation to the current laws existing both nationally and internationally. Then, focusing on the main research problem as to what extent the term is understood in the country, along with the current legislations mentioning Traditional Knowledge and the international treaties responsible for initiating the protection of the same, the paper also discusses the core issues that are underlying such laws.

Further, by conducting a basic survey with a few questions and analyzing the results thereof, the impact of the lack of proper legislation for the protection of Traditional Knowledge has also been elaborated herein. As mentioned in the chapters that follow, there are various recommendations that can be considered for this issue in hand, which have been enlisted in the end.

Keywords: Concept, Traditional Knowledge, Biodiversity Act, Convention on Biodiversity,

Intellectual Property Laws.



Journal Details
Abbreviation: NLR 

ISSN:   2582-8479 (O)

Year of Starting: 2020

Place: New Delhi, India

Accessibility: Open Access

Peer Reviewer: Double Blind



​All research articles published in NLR and are fully open access. i.e. immediately freely available to read, download and share. Articles are published under the terms of a Creative Commons license which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium provided the original work is properly cited.

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