- Medicine Access and Rational Use > Financing
- Traditional Medicine > Traditional, Complementary and Herbal Medicine
(2001; 52 pages)
8. Presentations on national patent law: means, experiences and proposals
Seven countries, China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Pakistan and the Republic of Korea, presented papers on their national patent laws, the existing national situation concerning problems, needs, gaps and means in relation to the protection of intellectual property rights in the context of traditional medicine and traditional knowledge. One WHO Collaborating Centre presented a paper on its policy of benefits sharing in research on drugs derived from natural products.