Toward a Balanced Sui Generis Plant Variety Regime

Published on 01 Jan 2008
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Document Summary

The TRIPS Agreement requires members to provide intellectual property protection to plant varieties. This has potential impacts over farming practices in countries that have long depended on informal exchange of farm-saved seed and knowledge. In order to establish a balanced sui generis PVP regime, countries would benefit from adopting an ‘inclusive’ process.

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