Intellectual Property and Genetically Modified Organisms

Author: Charles Lawson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131711499X
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Taking a global viewpoint, this volume addresses issues arising from recent developments in the enduring and topical debates over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and their relationship to Intellectual Property (IP). The work examines changing responses to the growing acceptance and prevalence of GMOs. Drawing together perspectives from several of the leading international scholars in this area, the contributions seek to break away from analysis of safety and regulation and examine the diversity of ways the law and GMOs have become entangled. This collection presents the start of a much broader engagement with GMOs and law. As GMO technology becomes increasingly more complex and embedded in our lives, this volume will be a useful resource in leading further discussion and debate about GMOs in academia, in government and among those working on future policy.

Plants People and Practices

Author: Jay Sanderson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107126495
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This book provides the first sustained and detailed account of the UPOV Convention and its key concepts and principles.

New Directions in Copyright Law

Author: Fiona Macmillan
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
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This second volume contains further exploration of the themes considered in Volume 1, namely the theoretical framework of copyright, and the convergence, divergence and globalisation of copyright.

Global Dimensions of Intellectual Property Rights in Science and Technology

Author: Office of International Affairs
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309596203
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As technological developments multiply around the globe--even as the patenting of human genes comes under serious discussion--nations, companies, and researchers find themselves in conflict over intellectual property rights (IPRs). Now, an international group of experts presents the first multidisciplinary look at IPRs in an age of explosive growth in science and technology. This thought-provoking volume offers an update on current international IPR negotiations and includes case studies on software, computer chips, optoelectronics, and biotechnology--areas characterized by high development cost and easy reproducibility. The volume covers these and other issues: Modern economic theory as a basis for approaching international IPRs. U.S. intellectual property practices versus those in Japan, India, the European Community, and the developing and newly industrializing countries. Trends in science and technology and how they affect IPRs. Pros and cons of a uniform international IPRs regime versus a system reflecting national differences.

Protection of Global Biodiversity

Author: Lakshman D. Guruswamy
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This project discusses the creation and design of environmental policies that will preserve forests, wetlands and animals threatened with extinction because of population growth.