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Protecting traditional knowledge - does secrecy offer a solution?

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dc.contributor.author Tong, Lee-Ann
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-01T08:12:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-01T08:12:00Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Tong, L. 2010. Protecting traditional knowledge - does secrecy offer a solution? Potchefstroom electronic law journal (PELJ) = Potchefstroomse elektroniese regsblad (PER), 13(4):159-180 [http://www.nwu.ac.za/p-per/index.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 1727-3781
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/4068
dc.description.abstract The shortcomings of using the intellectual property system to safeguard the interests of traditional knowledge holders have received considerable attention. Laws that guard against the disclosure of secret traditional knowledge to non-community members may offer a low-cost and accessible way for traditional communities to prevent the misappropriation of their traditional knowledge. This paper reviews the concerns that may arise when holders of traditional knowledge attempt to rely on claiming unfair competition and contract laws to protect their traditional knowledge. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Faculty of Law en
dc.subject Traditional knowledge en
dc.subject TRIPS agreement en
dc.subject Unfair competition en
dc.subject Confidential information en
dc.subject Secrecy en
dc.title Protecting traditional knowledge - does secrecy offer a solution? en
dc.type Article en


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