Sui Generis Systems for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge (submitted to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity)
This Information is submitted in response to the Notification on Decision VII/16 calling for cooperation with the preparatory work for the next meeting of the Working Group on Article 8(j) (Ref: SCBD/SEL/OJ/RR/43945). It focuses on the development of sui generis systems for protection of knowledge, innovations and practices of indigenous and local communities embodying traditional lifestyles relevant for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity; existing sui generis systems and innovative measures supportive of customary laws;
and the nature of customary laws relating to customary uses.
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