Understanding the Farmers' Privilege in 'Monsanto Laws'

28 Pages Posted: 29 Dec 2015 Last revised: 2 Feb 2016

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Viola Prifti

Institute of Intellectual Property

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

Suggested Citation

Prifti, Viola, Understanding the Farmers' Privilege in 'Monsanto Laws' (October 30, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2708600 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2708600

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