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Intellectual Property and Facilitated Access to Genetic Resources under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2010

8 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2010 Last revised: 20 Apr 2015

Christine Frison

Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Center for Philosophy of Law; KU Leuven - Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR)

Tom Dedeurwaerdere

Catholic University of Louvain - Centre for the Philosophy of Law

Michael Halewood

Bioversity International

Date Written: March 22, 2010

Abstract

The article addresses the Treaty's challenges to stimulate innovation. The interface between IPR and the Treaty, and the wider framework for conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources are examined. We recognize that both IPRs and facilitated access to the globally pooled resources contribute to the innovation in the long-term, but we look beyond IPRs to reach this goal.

Keywords: Genetic resources, intellectual property rights

Suggested Citation

Frison, Christine and Dedeurwaerdere, Tom and Halewood, Michael, Intellectual Property and Facilitated Access to Genetic Resources under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (March 22, 2010). European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 32, No. 1, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1576823

Christine Frison

Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) - Center for Philosophy of Law ( email )

Pl. Montesquieu, 2
Louvain-la-Neuve, B-1348
Belgium

KU Leuven - Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (CIR) ( email )

Belgium

Tom Dedeurwaerdere (Contact Author)

Catholic University of Louvain - Centre for the Philosophy of Law ( email )

Place Montesquieu, 3
Louvain-la-Neuve, 1348
Belgium

Michael Halewood

Bioversity International ( email )

Via dei Tre Denari
Maccarese (Rome), 472a 00057
Italy

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