The Legal Protection of Traditional Knowledge of Indigenous People in North East India: Issues and Challenges

  • Dr. Samir Bhadury
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  • Dr. Samir Bhadury

    Assistant Professor at Department of Law, Rajiv Gandhi University (A Central University), Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Knowledge has been regarded as humanity's most precious asset since the dawn of time. Knowledge was once a source of greatness and prestige that was shared freely. But as civilizations developed, several changes took place that turned knowledge into possession and gave the owner of knowledge a host of new rights. For the benefit of the local community, traditional and indigenous knowledge must be preserved. These people's economic and social structures are greatly influenced by IK on one level, and at a higher level, it is important to place and make such information as their intellectual property rights. Due to global warming and the slow but steady loss of natural resources, traditional knowledge and innovations are being developed with great emphasis. Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN is another long-term objective, and in India, the traditional knowledge of the Northeast has long been associated with great cultural significance. This study examines the legal protection that Traditional Knowledge in North East India should receive from appropriate legal measures under sui generis legislation.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 4, Page 2795 - 2802


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