Intellectual property rights and access to agbiotech by developing countries

Mayer, J. E. (2003) Intellectual property rights and access to agbiotech by developing countries. AgBiotechNet, 5 (ABN). pp. 1-5.

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This review addresses the issue of whether global intellectual property protection regimes are hindering access to agricultural biotechnologies by developing countries. It is assumed that harmonization of worldwide legislation and regulations on intellectual property rights will continue. As such, emphasis is placed on the ways in which developing countries are or should be dealing with these issues. Opportunities arising from an increased availability of information and from little obstruction by patents in the developing world most often do not compensate for the lack of capacity and infrastructure to absorb the technologies. Capacity building is needed in the scientific as much as in the legal aspects of agbiotech in order to take advantage of those opportunities.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: SNNigam Collection
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual property rights, Access to agbiotech, Developing countries
Author Affiliation: Center for the Application of Molecular Biology to International Agriculture, CAMBIA Intellectual Property Resource, Canberra, Australia.
Subjects: Social Sciences
Crop Improvement
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2013 11:01
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2013 11:01
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