ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Protection of Traditional Knowledge

The new National Intellectual Property Rights Policy advocates an aggressive, neo-liberal agenda of commodification of knowledge, and extends this to traditional knowledge as well. However, there is a need to revisit the primary, still unresolved issues regarding the protection of traditional knowledge and their tentative solutions. Considering the inevitability of participation in the global trade order, a case is made for equipping traditional knowledge holders and indigenous and local communities with the wherewithal to participate in the market economy, proactively assert their rights over their traditional knowledge, and derive benefits from its use.

Draft Guidelines for Safe Handling of Nanomaterials

A look at the draft guidelines on regulation of nanotechnology in India brought out by the Department of Science and Technology through the Nano Mission in the context of the discourse on this subject abroad as well as in India.
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