Intellectual Property Rights Trade and Biodiversity

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Routledge, Mar 1, 2000 - Nature - 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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Plant Genetic Resources in the Global Economy
Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy
IPRrelated Aspects of the Convention on Biological Diversity
Conflict or Synergy?
IPRs and Transfer of Technologies Relevant to Conservation and Sustainable
Bridgingthe Gaps Patents
CBD Conference ofthe Parties Article8j
Some CaseStudies Andean Community CommonSystem on Access toGenetic
Conclusions Unresolved Questionsand Recommendations
Traditional knowledge innovationsand practices Appendices

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