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Published by Congress of the U.S., Office of Technology Assessment, National Technical Information Service, U.S. Dept. of Commerce [distributor in [Washington, D.C.?], Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Plants, Cultivated -- United States -- Patents,
  • Intellectual property -- United States,
  • Patent laws and legislation -- United States

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Edition Notes

Other titlesNew developments in biotechnology, Patenting life
Statementprepared by Jeffrey L. Ihnen, R. Thomas Gallegos, Robert J. Jondle
ContributionsGallegos, R. Thomas, Jondle, Robert J. 1946-, United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v. (various foliations) :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16717516M

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Intellectual property law and plant protection: challenges and developments in Asia / edited by Kamalesh Adhikari and David J. Jefferson. Publication: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY: Routledge, Series: Routledge-Cavendish research in intellectual property Routledge research in intellectual property Format/Description: Book xviii, pages: 25 cm. Overview: The Intellectual Property Complex for Plants 2 for intellectual property policy. On the one hand, plants arguably present the strongest of cases for robust intellectual property protection. Elite plant varieties are expensive and time-consuming to produce; yet, once created, they are inexpensive to duplicate. Indeed. Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection book. Challenges and Developments in Asia. Edited By Kamalesh Adhikari, David J. Jefferson. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 17 September Pub. location London. Imprint Routledge. DOI : Asanka Perera, Kamalesh Adhikari. statutory provisions to protect their intellectual property, separate from the existing but unused utility patent provisions. First, Congress enacted the Plant Patent Act (PPA) in The PPA protected the invention or discovery of, and the asexual reproduction of, distinct and new varieties of plants, including ornamentals, fruit trees, and.

Plant Variety Rights are an internationally recognised form of intellectual property used to protect unique plant varieties. The application of PVR is similar in principle to the intellectual property protection offered via copyright on books and music and to patents on a wide range of innovative products including biological material. This is particularly true for plant varieties and plant breeders’ rights, an area of intellectual property protection regulated by several international IPR agreements and subject to diverse standards of legal protection under different domestic laws. Intellectual property represents products of the mind or intellect. They are ideas that, when converted to tangible forms, can be protected. Examples of intellectual properties include inventions, computer software, publications, videotapes, music, and plant varieties. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in these resources are critical for those involved in the trade, including industry and developing countries. The book analyzes the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), World Trade Organization agreements and other agreements. It explains how they can be integrated into an equitable training regime.

Get this from a library! Intellectual property protection for plants and varieties. [Jeffrey L Ihnen; R Thomas Gallegos; Robert J Jondle; United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.]. By adding an important new perspective to the ongoing debate on intellectual property and plants, this book will appeal to academics, practitioners, and policy-makers engaged in work surrounding intellectual property laws, agricultural biodiversity, and plant breeding. Copyright: Book Details Book Quality: Publisher Quality ISBN Intellectual property protection for living organ- isms is not a novel or recent phenomenon. Proprie- tary protection specifically for plant varieties has evolved in the United States over the last 60 years. Plants are the sole life form for which the U.S. Congress has expressly permitted intellectual property protection.   Plant genetic resources are crucial for world agriculture, food security and the global economy. The patents and intellectual property rights (IPRs) associated with the development of new crops and other products are often critical to trade.4/5(1).