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

By: Graham Dutfield

238 pages, Tabs


Paperback | Dec 2002 | #127855 | ISBN: 1853839035
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Examines international agreements in relation to the trade of plant genetic resources such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, the World Trade Organization's TRIPS agreement, and the Convention of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants.

A comprehensive analysis of the relationship between intellectual property protection and the conservation of biological diversity - Calestous Juma, Harvard University "This important book provides a detailed picture of the legal and scientific issues surrounding the international debate over how to protect genetic resources... should be read by all those involved" - Margaret Llewelyn, University of Sheffield


Plant Genetic Resource sin the Global Economy - IPRs in the Global Economy - Biodiversity-related Aspects - IPRs and the CBD - IPRs and Biodiversity - TRIPS and the CBD - Institutions, Forums and Processes - Government Initiatives - Non-governmental Initiatives - Conclusions and Recommendations - Appendices, References, Index

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Graham Dutfield is a Fellow of St Peter's College, Oxford and a researcher with the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in Geneva.

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