Protection of traditionnal knowledge

In intellectual property law, traditional knowledge is specific knowledge related to community and transmitted from generation to generation.

They manifest themselves through know-how such as naturopathy, herbal medicine, traditional medicine, etc.

Some States claim the protection of traditional knowledge through copyright and industrial property, because the traditional culture of many developing countries is being exploited commercially without the benefit of local people.

The firm ALPHINOOR & CO proposes to support you in the supervision of your traditional knowledge, in order to protect them from all unfair usage, by directing you to the best protection option.

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IP Obtaining

Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

IP protecting

Litigation, Anti-Counterfeiting, Monitoring and watch services

IP Valorization

IP Benchmark , IP Audit, Technology Transfer, Financial Evaluation, draft agreement

IP Training

Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

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Frequently asked question

What is the point of having your traditional knowledge protected?

In the context of a globalized economy, biological and cultural resources have become real products whose ever-increasing market value attracts the lust of private groups and industrialized countries. It has thus become essential to ensure the legal protection not only of these resources but also of the resulting traditional knowledge. 
The latter are now of considerable importance since they constitute, in the words of the World Trade Organization, a “precious world resource”, from which it must be inferred that “it is in the general interest of humanity to create the conditions that are conducive to their preservation and the maintenance of the vitality of the peoples and communities that are at the origin of this knowledge and develop it”.

How to protect traditional knowledge?

In order to protect traditional knowledge, we must first protect the rights of its holders, indigenous peoples. When their territories are recognized, their resources protected, their languages, identities and cultures enhanced (including in school education) and their right to self-determination duly respected, their knowledge flourishes.

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