Intellectual Property Rights, Trade and Biodiversity: Seeds and Plant Varieties

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Earthscan, 2000 - Law - 240 pages
This text examines the international agreements governing trade in genetic resources - crucial resources for world agriculture, food security and large industries such as pharmaceuticals. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in these resources are critical for those involved in the trade, including industry and developing countries. The book analyzes the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Trade Organization agreements and other agreements. It explains how they can be integrated into an equitable training regime.
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Plant Genetic Resources in the Global Economy
1
Chapter 2 Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy
8
Chapter 3 Biodiversityrelated Aspects of the Global IPR Regime
14
Chapter 4 IPRrelated Aspects of the Convention on Biological Diversity
33
Conflict or Synergy?
40
Bridging the Gaps
75
Chapter 7 The CBD WTO and Other IPR and Biodiversityrelated Institutions Forums and Processes
91
Some Case Studies
108
Chapter 9 Nongovernmental Initiatives and Proposals
118
Chapter 10 Conclusions Unresolved Questions and Recommendations
125
Appendices
132
References
219
Index
233
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