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Cultural Ownership/Intellectual Property

Ziff, Bruce and Pratima V. Rao, ed. Borrowed Power: Essays on Cultural Appropriation. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1997. PTDL GN 33 .B66 1997


Axt, Josephine R. and et al. Biotechnology, Indigenous Peoples, and Intellectual Property Rights (CRS Report for Congress). Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service, 1993. PTDL LC 14.2: B 52/X

Dutfield, Graham. Intellectual Property, Biogenetic Resources, and Traditional Knowledge. Sterling, VA: Earthscan, 2004. PTDL SB 123.3 .D879 2004

Dutfield, Graham. Intellectual Property Rights, Trade and Biodiversity. London: Earthscan, 2000. PTDL SB 123.3 .D88 2000

Hansen, Stephen A. and Justin W. VanFleet. Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property: A Handbook on Issues and Options for Traditional Knowledge Holders in Protecting their Intellectual Property and Maintaining Biological Diversity. Washington, DC: American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2003. PTDL BD 161 .T54 2003 or

Swanson, Timothy M., ed. Intellectual Property Rights and Biodiversity Conservation: an Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Values of Medicinal Plants. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1995. PTDL QH 75 .I43 1998

Online Resources

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Database of Native American Tribal Insignia

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO): Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources, Folklore Intellectual Property and Life Sciences

WIPO Portal of Online Databases and Registries of Traditional Knowledge and Genetic Resources

All resources included on this bibliography are available for interlibrary loan. Make requests through the statewide library catalog WYLDCAT ( or at your local public library.


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