Plant Variety Rights and Food Security

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This chapter explores the origins of plant variety rights protection and the evolution of the UPOV Convention. It refers to the various revisions of UPOV and its relationship with the WTO TRIPS Agreement. It explores the impact on plant variety protection of the recent development in some patent laws which allow for the patenting of plant breeding methods. Plant variety protection in developing countries is discussed, as well as the environmental and ecological impacts of plant variety laws.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLocal Knowledge, Intellectual Property and Agricultural Innovation
EditorsMichael Blakeney, Kadambot Siddique
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9789811546112
ISBN (Print)978-981-15-4610-5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2020


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