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Definition(s)

Intellectual property rights are the rights given to persons over the creations of their minds. They usually give the creator an exclusive right over the use of his/her creation for a certain period of time. (Source: WTO/TRIPS). This is also applicable to the traditional knowledge of indigneous peoples or the development of plant varieties of breeders. (Source: drafted)