DOI: 10.5176/2251-3809_LRPP17.68

Authors: Prof. Dr. Rahmi Jened

Abstract:

Traditional plants and traditional herbal medicines/remedies have significant role in the wealth of nation. Based on the point of view the World Commission On The Right of Intellectual Property, it is stated that in developing countries more than 80% of their population depend on the traditional medicines as the only treatment they can afford to get and reachable by them. the patenting case of Indonesian’ plant and spices, covering the case Pulowaras (Alycia Reindwarti BI), Sintok (Cinnamon Sintoc BI), Kayu Rapet (Parameria Laevigata), Kemukus (Piper Cubebna), Beluntas (Pluchea Indica), Mesoyi (Massoia Aromantica Becc), Pule (Alstonia Scholaris), and Tempuyung (Sonchus Aevensis) by Japanese Cosmetic Company, Shiseido, although its patent the annulled is based on the suit filed by one of Indonesian’s NGO’s.

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