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Intellectual Property, Biogenetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge

By: Graham Dutfield

258 pages, Tabs

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Paperback | Dec 2004 | #146223 | ISBN: 1844070492
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Hardback | Dec 2004 | #146224 | ISBN: 1844070484
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About this book

Delves into how these three topics relate to conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, benefit sharing from commercial use of biodiversity, biotechnological innovation and technology transfer, agriculture, food security and nutrition, rural development, and health and international equity. Includes case studies from India and Kenya that assess how far such countries may harness their natural endowments to develop their economies and the effect on conservation and sustainable use.


Contents

Part I: Knowledge, Property and Trade; Sovereignty, Common Heritage and Property Rights; Biotechnology and the Expanding Boundaries of Intellectual Property Protection; The International Law of Biogenetic Resources and Intellectual Property; Part II: Conflicts and Controversies; National Sovereignty, Benefit Sharing and the Patenting of Life; Biopiracy; Environmental Impacts; Agriculture, Food Security and Nutrition; Technological Protection Systems; Life Science Innovation, Biotechnology Transfer and Developing Countries; Part III: Protecting Traditional Knowledge; Traditional Knowledge and the Intellectual Property System; Alternative Approaches to Traditional Knowledge Protection; Part IV: Forums, Processes and Initiatives; International Forums and Processes; Government and Regional Initiatives; Part V: National Case Studies; Lessons of the Case Studies; Bibliography, Index

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Biography

Graham Dutfield is Senior Research Fellow at Queen Mary College London, author of IPRs, Trade and Biodiversity (2002) and co-editor of Trading in Knowledge (2003) and Intellectual Property Rights, Trade and Biodiversity (2002)

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