Understanding the Farmers' Privilege in 'Monsanto Laws'
28 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2015 Last revised: 2 Feb 2016
Date Written: October 30, 2015
This paper clarifies the controversy on the implementation of UPOV 1991-compliant laws in Chile, Colombia, and Guatemala as regards the farmers' privilege. It examines legal provisions as well as stakeholders' interests in order to shed light on the issue and gives reasons for broadening the farmers' privilege under the framework of UPOV 1991.
Keywords: farmers' privilege, US FTAs, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, UPOV 1991
JEL Classification: K33, N56, O34
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