Genetic Resources, Equity and International Law

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Nature - 336 pages
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ŠThis book provides a clear analysis of the multi-level impacts of the existing international law regime related to genetic resources on developing countries. It does so through a cogent exposition of the different areas of the law pertaining to genetic r
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Overview of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture
5
3 The uses of biological resources
26
4 Property regimes over biological resources
47
5 The international environmental regime on plant genetic resources and traditional knowledge
72
6 Farmers indigenous and local communities and traditional knowledge
92
7 The international property rights regime
127
8 The plant protection provisions of UPOV the TRIPS Agreement and bilateral treaties
155
9 Access and benefit sharing measures
191
10 Sui generis legislation
233
11 Disclosure of origin of genetic resources and traditional knowledge
262
12 The recognition of traditional knowledge as prior art
289
13 Conclusion
305
Index
313
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