The Work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Its Possible Relevance for Global Ocean Governance
In D.J. ATTARD & M. FITZMAURICE (eds.) "Comprehensive study on effective and sustainable global ocean governance: UN specialized agencies and global ocean governance", IMO (International Maritime Organization)/IMLI (International Maritime Law Institute) research report to the Nippon Foundation, 2016
15 Pages Posted: 20 Jul 2017
Date Written: December 1, 2016
This contribution to the IMO-IMLI Comprehensive Study on Effective and Sustainable Global Ocean Governance addresses the following key questions: Is there a place for intellectual property (IP) considerations in regard to global ocean governance? And if so, which role should the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) play, as the competent UN agency responsible for the development of a balanced and effective international IP system, in strengthening the contribution of IP to the global governance of oceans, in line with Sustainable Development Goals 14 (Life below water)?
Keywords: marine genetic resources, patents, marine biotechnology, marine research, intellectual property, benefit sharing, areas beyond national jurisdiction, marine biodiversity, UNCLOS implementing agreement
JEL Classification: K00, K32, K33, Q2
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