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Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resources: Options for a Sui Generis System

  title={Intellectual Property Rights and Plant Genetic Resources: Options for a Sui Generis System},
  author={Dan Leskien and Michael Flitner},
This study aims at the development and evaluation of elements for inclusion in an intellectual property rights system sui generis for the protection of plant varieties. Pursuant to the TRIPS Agreement, members shall provide patent protection for any inventions, whether products or processes, in all fields of technology. Members are allowed to exclude from patentability inter alia plants and animals other than microorganisms. However, the TRIPS Agreement explicitly requires members to provide… Expand

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