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Intellectual property rights systems and the assemblage of local knowledge systems. / Vermeylen, Saskia; Martin, George; Clift, Roland.

In: International Journal of Cultural Property, Vol. 15, No. 2, 05.2008, p. 201-221.

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Vermeylen, S, Martin, G & Clift, R 2008, 'Intellectual property rights systems and the assemblage of local knowledge systems.', International Journal of Cultural Property, vol. 15, no. 2, pp. 201-221. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0940739108080144

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Vermeylen, S., Martin, G., & Clift, R. (2008). Intellectual property rights systems and the assemblage of local knowledge systems. International Journal of Cultural Property, 15(2), 201-221. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0940739108080144

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Vermeylen S, Martin G, Clift R. Intellectual property rights systems and the assemblage of local knowledge systems. International Journal of Cultural Property. 2008 May;15(2):201-221. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0940739108080144

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Vermeylen, Saskia ; Martin, George ; Clift, Roland. / Intellectual property rights systems and the assemblage of local knowledge systems. In: International Journal of Cultural Property. 2008 ; Vol. 15, No. 2. pp. 201-221.

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