Intellectual Property Rights
GIFTS of Health members are occasionally called on to advise on intellectual property issues, as ownership of traditional medical knowledge is a growing concern of both indigenous groups and governments. For an extensive review of this topic, see: G. Bodeker, 2003. Traditional Medical Knowledge, Intellectual Property Rights and Benefit Sharing. Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, 11 (2003), 785-814. New York. An updated version of this chapter will also be published in the forthcoming volume, Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Policy and Public Health Perspectives, with the permission of the Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.