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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Legal Protection of Plant Varieties

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ISBN13: 9780333472774
ISBN: 0333472772
Published: September 1994
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Plant biotechnology is one of the growth areas within the biotechnology industry. Genetic engineering techniques have complicated plant breeding and have prompted the increasing moves towards patent protection of the varieties produced. This book explains the current issues.

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Historical development of the UPOV system; review of plant breeding sciences and impact of the ""New Biology"" on plant breeding (Joe Smartt); the UPOV system and the patent system; general obligations under the 1991 convention; applications; criteria of protectability; examination of applications; protection pending grant; scope of protection; non-infringing acts; exhaustion of right; compulsory licensing; regulation of commerce; nullity and cancellation; reservations; implementation of the 1991 convention; European community proposals.