Intellectual Property Protection for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants

MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS: AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL, ECOLOGICAL, LEGAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS, pp. 121-128, R. Bogers, L. Craker and D. Lange, eds., Springer, 2006

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Geertrui Van Overwalle

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP)

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

The use of plants for medicinal and aromatic purposes is not new. However, the interest in the commercial exploitation and legal protection of those plants is quite recent. The current contribution reviews current models for the legal protection of medicinal and aromatic plants.

Keywords: Patents, Plant breeder’s rghts, Wild plants, Cultivated plants, Isolated chemical substances, Methods of isolation, cultivation or preparation

JEL Classification: D23, D45, H51, I18, K11, L14, L 65, O13, O31, O32, O34

Suggested Citation

Van Overwalle, Geertrui, Intellectual Property Protection for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (2006). MEDICINAL AND AROMATIC PLANTS: AGRICULTURAL, COMMERCIAL, ECOLOGICAL, LEGAL, PHARMACOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS, pp. 121-128, R. Bogers, L. Craker and D. Lange, eds., Springer, 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1719141

Geertrui Van Overwalle (Contact Author)

KU Leuven - Centre for IT & IP Law (CiTiP) ( email )

Sint-Michielsstraat 6 box 3443
Leuven, 3000
Belgium

HOME PAGE: https://www.law.kuleuven.be/citip/en/staff/00015469

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