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Report of the Inter-Regional Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Traditional Medicine (Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 December 2000)
(2001; 52 pages) Ver el documento en el formato PDF
Interest in both the health care and economic development aspects of traditional medicine has been increasing worldwide. As traditional knowledge - particularly the knowledge of traditional medicine and medicinal plants - could have an economic and trade value, more and more WHO Member States have become concerned with the need to protect it and to secure fair and equitable sharing of any benefits derived from it.
WHO initiated this inter-regional workshop, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 6 to 8 December 2000 in cooperation with the WHO Regional Offices for the Eastern Mediterranean, South-East Asia, and the Western Pacific. This Workshop was part of the follow-up to the implementation of WHO's revised drug strategy in connection with the monitoring and analysis of the effects of globalization on access to drugs. The WTO Council for Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is currently revising Article 27.3 (b) of the TRIPS Agreement, which deals with the patentability of traditional knowledge.
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Ver el documentoAcknowledgements
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido1. Introduction
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido2. The role of intellectual property rights in the context of traditional medicine
Ver el documento3. Globalization, the TRIPS Agreement and access to essential drugs
Ver el documento4. Intellectual property rights
Ver el documento5. Systems and national experience for protecting traditional knowledge, innovations and practices
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido6. Problems and gaps in traditional medicine in relation to modern patent laws
Ver el documento7. Group discussion on existing problems and gaps for the protection of traditional medicine knowledge
Abrir esta carpeta y ver su contenido8. Presentations on national patent law: means, experiences and proposals
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Ver el documentoAnnex I. Message to the Workshop from Dr Uton Muchtar Rafei, Regional Director WHO South-East Asia Region
Ver el documentoAnnex II. Welcome address from Dr Mongkol Na Songkhla, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health, Thailand
Ver el documentoAnnex III. Workshop Agenda
Ver el documentoAnnex IV. List of Participants

Report of the Inter-Regional Workshop on Intellectual Property Rights in the Context of Traditional Medicine (Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 December 2000)

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Bangkok, Thailand, 6-8 December 2000

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