ScienceandArt in Islam:TheProtection ofTraditional IntellectualProperty RightsinMuslim CommunitiesinAfrica

ScienceandArt in Islam:TheProtection ofTraditional IntellectualProperty RightsinMuslim CommunitiesinAfrica

Author by Dr. Ayoyemi Lawal Arowolo

Journal/Publisher: European Intellectual Property Review Sweet And Maxwell

Volume/Edition: 40

Language: English

Pages: 736 - 744

Abstract

Abstract IslamiclawisanintegralpartofmanyregionsinAfrica, affectingthepersonal,cultural,politicalandcommercial activities of the people. How traditional intellectual property (intellectual property linked to traditional knowledgesystems)isperceivedinIslamiclawinAfrica is investigated in this article, which proposes that appropriate protection should recognise traditional intellectual property rights of people in Muslim communitiesinAfrica.


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