About this book
This book discusses the means, instruments and institutions needed to create incentives to promote the conservation and sustainable use of traditional knowledge and plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, within the framework of the world trade order. It analyses in depth the option to create specific sui generis intellectual property rights of the TRIPS Agreement. It then discusses the ways to support the maintenance of information which cannot be allocated to specific authors, and examines alternative concepts within the trade of traditionally generated information and related products.
INTRODUCTION; PART I GENERAL FRAMEWORK; Problem and Goals, S Biber-Klemm, and D Szymura Berglas, University of Basel, Switzerland; The Current Law of Plant Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge, S Biber-Klemm, T Cottier, P Cullet, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, UK, and D Szymura Berglas; Intellectual Property Rights, Plant Genetic Resources, and Traditional Knowledge, P Cullet, C Germann, University of Berne, Switzerland, A Nascimento, Geneva, Switzerland, and G Pasadilla, Philippine Institute for Development Studies, Philippines; PART II TOWARDS SUI GENERIS RIGHTS; Origin and Allocation of Traditional Knowledge and Landraces; Part 1: Origin and Allocation of Traditional Knowledge and traditional PGRFA: Basic Questions, S Biber-Klemm; Part 2: Farmers, Landraces, and Property Rights: Challenges to Allocating Sui Generis Intellectual Property Rights to Communities over their Varieties, M Halewood, J J Cherfas, J M M Engels, Th Hazekeamp, T Hodgkin, and J Robinson, IPGRI, Italy; A New Generation of IPR for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge in PGR for Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Uses, T Cottier and M Panizzon, University of Zurich, Switzerland; Flanking Policies in National and International Law, S Biber-Klemm, P Cullet, C Germann, A Nascimento, and J Curci Staffler, LaLive and Partners, Switzerland; PART III OPTIONS FOR COLLECTIVE AND TRADE POLICY MEASURES; New Collective Policies, S Biber-Klemm, P Cullet, and K Kummer Peiry, Kummer EcoConsult, Switzerland; International Trade Regulation for Plant Genetic Resources and Related Products; Part 1: The Impact on Agricultural Subsidies, S Biber-Klemm, and M Burkhard, Secretariat of the Finance Commission and Finance Delegation of Federal Parliament, Switzerland; Part 2: Enhancing Market Access, T Cottier and M Panizzon.