This text examines the international agreements governing trade in genetic resources - crucial resources for world agriculture, food security and large industries such as pharmaceuticals. 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.
Formatted Contents Note
chapter 1 Plant Genetic Resources in the Global Economy chapter 2 Intellectual Property Rights in the Global Economy chapter 3 Biodiversity-related Aspects of the Global IPR Regime chapter 4 IPR-related Aspects of the Convention on Biological Diversity chapter 5 IPRs and Biodiversity: Conflict or Synergy? Links between IPRs and Conservation and Sustainable chapter 6 TRIPS and the CBD: Bridging the Gaps chapter 7 The CBD, WTO and Other IPR- and Biodiversity-related Institutions, Forums and Processes chapter 8 Government and Regional Initiatives: Some Case Andean Community Common System on Access to / Studies chapter 9 Non-governmental Initiatives and Proposals chapter 10 Conclusions, Unresolved Questions and Recommendations chapter 1 Neem-related Patents Issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1985-1998 chapter 2 Statement and Recommendations from a Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation and Intellectual Property Rights, New Delhi, 29-31 January 1999 chapter 3 The Nairobi Statement, from an International Conference on Trade-related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and the Convention on Biological Diversity, Nairobi, 6-7 February 1999 chapter 4 IUCN Recommendations to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Inter-sessional Meeting on the Operations of the Convention, 28-30 June 1999 chapter 5 Annotated Bibliography on Intellectual Property Rights, Plants, Trade and Biodiversity.