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

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Claudio Chiarolla

United Nations Development Programme - Istanbul Regional Hub

Date Written: December 1, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Chiarolla, Claudio, The Work of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Its Possible Relevance for Global Ocean Governance (December 1, 2016). 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, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3002489

Claudio Chiarolla (Contact Author)

United Nations Development Programme - Istanbul Regional Hub ( email )

Istanbul
Turkey

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