The Impact of IPR on biodiversity

Chaudhuri, S.K. (2003) The Impact of IPR on biodiversity. Patentmatics, 3 (5).

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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.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Main subject of this paper will be Intellectual Property Rights(IPR).
Uncontrolled Keywords:Patent , Biodiversity, Biological Diversity, IPR, Intellectual Properity Rights
Subjects:Health Care Economics and Organizations > Social Control, Formal
Environment and Public Health > Environment
Health Services Administration > Organization and Administration
Information Science > Information Centers
Biological Sciences > Biology
ID Code:1759
Deposited By:Chaudhuri S.K. Sabuj Kumar
Deposited On:22 August 2006

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