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Intellectual Property Rights Regimes and the Conservation of Genetic Resources

Intellectual Property Rights Regimes and the Conservation of Genetic Resources

This study on the Inter-Relations between Intellectual Property and the Conservation of Genetic Resources  involved researching a range of global, regional and national laws and policies, and assessing these in the context of several commercial sectors.

The outcomes include a set of recommendations aimed at international organisations, national governments, and local and traditional communities. A draft of the study was presented at an expert workshop in Geneva convened by Ecologic and the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development in 2002. The Eurpean Commission has submitted this study as an information document for the second meeting of the Ad Hoc Working Group on Access and Benefit Sharing, to be held from 1-5 December 2003 in Montreal.

You can download the study from the CBD Homepage.


Funding
European Commission, Directorate-General Environment (DG Environment)
Partner
Duration
September 2002 to January 2003
Project ID
1830
Keywords
intellectual property rights, genetic resources, nature conservation, biotechnology, pharmacy, botany, biodiversity, agriculture, horticulture, biosafety, patent, developing countries, global