Regional or National Measures

African Regional Intellectual Property Organization
ABS Measures
  • Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
  • Main ABS Elements

    ABS Element
    Official Title of the Measure
    Description Relevant articles and sections
    Competent National Authority
    Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Enabling provision Secc. 3
    Scope
    Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Access to tradtional knowledge associated with genetic resources Secc. 15
    Protection of traditional knowledge and expressions of folklore Secc. 1
    Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
    Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Rights conferred to holders of traditional knowledge Secc. 7
    Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
    Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Assignment and licensing Secc. 8
    Equitable benefit sharing Secc. 9
    Compliance Mechanisms
    Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Administration and enforcement of traditional knowledge Secc. 14
    Registers of traditional knowledge Secc. 5
    Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
    Swakopmund Protocol on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Expressions of Folklore within the framework of the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO)
    Access to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources Secc. 15

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