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.