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Different Approaches to the Protection of Individual and Collective Intellectual Property Rights. The Case of Traditional Knowledge


  • Stefania Lionetti

    () (Università degli Studi di Milano)


This work stresses the importance of thè mie of intellectual property (specifically copyrights) for the relationship between trade and economic development. To a certain extent, the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Agreement tries to harmonize the different legislations of the member countries. However, sometimes the ownership rights of ideas are not properly acknowledged and protected. The various and sometimes unsuccessful attempts to protect the Traditional Knowledge reflect this diversity. This paper explores the possible ways to deal with such an argument, with the aim of making Traditional Knowledge "value driven and market accepting" (Finger 2000).

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  • Stefania Lionetti, 2005. "Different Approaches to the Protection of Individual and Collective Intellectual Property Rights. The Case of Traditional Knowledge," Rivista di Politica Economica, SIPI Spa, vol. 95(5), pages 267-267, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:rpo:ripoec:v:95:y:2005:i:5:p:267-

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    JEL classification:

    • O34 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification


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