Legal Problematics: The Existence of Paliasa Leaf in South Sulawesi Society
Received Date: Apr 11, 2017 / Accepted Date: Apr 24, 2017 / Published Date: May 04, 2017
Traditional knowledge as a work which is a communal property opposites characteristically to the legal regime of Intellectual Property rights. Thus, imposing for a regime of intellectual property rights used as a system to protect traditional knowledge will only cause anomalies in Indonesian society itself. While Intellectual Property rights regime in Indonesia is not yet capable protecting traditional knowledge, especially associated with genetic resources. The present of local wisdom of the communities in South Sulawesi to genetic resources is to use Paliasa leaf as a medicinal plant which are documented well in ancient texts “lontarak pabbura” and organized by Ammatoa as Kajang indigenous leaders. Therefore, it needs protection model to protect traditional knowledge and their genetic resources associated with traditional knowledge through a sui generis system as positive protection and defensive protection models in order to provide comprehensive protection against traditional knowledge belong to Indonesian people.
Keywords: The Paliasa leaf; Legal protection; Traditional knowledge; Genetic resources; Kajang indigenous people; Local community in South Sulawesi
Citation: Adhiyatma MT (2017) Legal Problematics: The Existence of Paliasa Leaf in South Sulawesi Society. J Civil Legal Sci 6: 227. Doi: 10.4172/2169-0170.1000227
Copyright: © 2017 Adhiyatma MT. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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