Intellectual property and agricultural innovation

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This chapter examines the legal context in which agricultural innovation occurs. It looks at the relationship between intellectual property rights and agriculture. It considers those intellectual property laws which are most relevant to agricultural innovation: plant variety rights, patents, geographical indications and trade secrets. It concludes with a consideration of the impacts of biodiversity laws upon agriculture.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Agricultural Innovation
EditorsMichael Blakeney, Kadambot H. M. Siddique
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9789811546112
ISBN (Print)9789811546105
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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