The Recent Law Reforms and Plant Intellectual Property Law in Sri Lanka: Compliance with the TRIPS and CBD

Australian Journal of Asian Law, 7(2), 179–186

Posted: 3 Feb 2018

Date Written: 2005

Abstract

The extension of intellectual property rights to agriculture is of crucial importance to Sri Lanka, as plant genetic resources play a significant role in the country's agriculture and food security. The challenge for Sri Lanka is to ensure these rights are implemented in a domestic context. In particular, a significant problem for Sri Lanka involves the successful implemention of a tiol framework that will facilitate the objectives of the Agreement of Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), to which Sri Lanka is a party. This article first provides an overview of the legal provisions relating to the various issues of intellectual property rights in plant genetic resources in Sri Lanka, and then considers how Sri Lanka fulfils its intertiol obligations in compliance with TRIPS and CBD.

Suggested Citation

Kariyawasam, Kanchana, The Recent Law Reforms and Plant Intellectual Property Law in Sri Lanka: Compliance with the TRIPS and CBD (2005). Australian Journal of Asian Law, 7(2), 179–186, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3110297

Kanchana Kariyawasam (Contact Author)

Griffith University ( email )

170 Kessels Road
Nathan, Queensland QLD 4111
Australia

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