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Title: Biotechnology and Development: A Balance between IPR Protection and Benefit-sharing
Authors: Wendt, Jan
Izquierdo, Juan
Issue Date: May-2002
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract: The paper discusses various aspects of protection of agricultural innovations specially after the applications of biotechnology have taken place in the agricultural research. Describes the relevant article of TRIPS Agreement in respect of agricultural innovations and new problems of their protection.Apart from protecting innovations, the access to genetic resources is another basic aspect affecting biotechnology as new tool for the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture. Paper describes the international framework for IPR related to genetic resources and access to these resources. The legal tools available with the Latin American region for protection of IPR, access to genetic resources and fair distribution of benefit are described and the problems faced in achieving these goals are identified. Several suggestions for improving the performance of the system of protection of access to genetic resources and protection of IPR are given.
Page(s): 233-240
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.07(3) [May 2002]

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