Biopiracy, a term originally coined by ETC Group, refers to the appropriation of the knowledge and genetic resources of farming and indigenous communities by individuals or institutions that seek exclusive monopoly control (patents or intellectual property) over these resources and knowledge. ETC Group believes that intellectual property is predatory on the rights and knowledge of farming communities and indigenous peoples.

ETC Group: Patents & Biopiracy

A black flag with a skull and crossbones; however the skull is wearing a bowler hat and the crossed bones and shaped like two strands of DNA.