The impact of IPR on biodiversity

Chaudhuri, Sabuj Kumar The impact of IPR on biodiversity. Patentmatics, 2003, vol. 3, n. 5. [Journal article (Unpaginated)]


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Biological diversity is the hallmark of life on earth. It is very backbone of sustainable development. The current Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) regime is encouraging commercialization of seed development, monoculture, protection of new plant varieties, microorganisms, and genetically modified organisms. As a consequence, our rich biogenetic diversity is being eroded irreversibly. We must find out a path to make an alternative approach that will bring a balance in between formal Intellectual Property (IP) system and sustainable aspects of biodiversity.

Item type: Journal article (Unpaginated)
Keywords: Biodiversity, Patent, Impacts of Patents
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BA. Use and impact of information.
Depositing user: Dr. Sabuj Kumar Chaudhuri
Date deposited: 06 Aug 2006
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:04


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