Public domain in intellectual property: a legal approach for developing countries

Project: PHD

Project Details


The public domain is a source of information which is in decline due to its appropriation and to the lack of a framework that defines and protects it. The thesis aims at reversing this trend by defining and building a regulatory framework for the public domain. It also appear as a strategy for developing countries. For this purpose, the study will be supported by some case studies including genetic resources and traditional knowledge.
Effective start/end date7/01/08 → …


  • developing countries
  • traditional knowledge
  • genetic resources
  • public domain


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