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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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Protection of Biodiversity and Traditional Knowledge in International Law of Intellectual Property


ISBN13: 9780521199445
Published: December 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £88.00



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The relationships between international intellectual property treaties, the United Nations international environmental treaties (first and foremost the Convention on Biological Diversity), the relevant customary norms and soft law form a complex network of obligations that sometimes conflict with each other. The first set of treaties creates private rights while the latter affirms the sovereignty rights of States over genetic resources and related knowledge and creates international regimes of exploitation of the same.

Jonathan Curci proposes solutions to the conflicts between treaties through the concept of ‘mutual supportiveness’, including the construction of a national-access and benefit-sharing regime, mandatory contractual provisions in relevant international contracts, a defensive protection when genetic resource-related traditional knowledge is unjustly patented through the analysis of the concepts of ‘ordre public and morality’, ‘certificate of origin’ in the patent application and ‘novelty-destroying prior art’ and positive protection through existing and sui generis intellectual property rights and misappropriation regimes.

  • Explores existing methods of protecting traditional knowledge and biodiversity in comparative intellectual property law
  • Analyses the contractual aspects of the relationships between industrial parties and indigenous communities, with the aim of attaining equitable benefit sharing
  • Reconciles conflicting treaties without referring to the solution of one treaty provision prevailing upon another

Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Part I. The Main Problems: 1. Introduction to legal issues related to genetic resources and traditional knowledge in the international property system
Part II. The Protection of Genetic Resources in Intellectual Property Law: 2. The TRIPS agreement and the patent protection of genetic resources; 3. The relationship between the TRIPS agreement and treaties protecting genetic resources and traditional knowledge
Part III. The Protection of Traditional Knowledge in the International Patent System: 4. Towards clearer legal definitions; 5. The construction of an access and benefit sharing regime and intellectual property issues: criteria and options; 6. The defensive protection of traditional knowledge in international patent law; 7. Positive protection of traditional knowledge; 8. Final observations.

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Patent Intensity and Economic Growth ISBN 9781107098909
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£95.00
The Right to Privacy: Origins and Influence of a Nineteenth Century Idea ISBN 9781108419697
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Plants, People and Practices: The Nature and History of the Upov Convention ISBN 9781107126497
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Film Copyright in the European Union 2nd ed ISBN 9781107120747
Published April 2016
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International Copyright and Access to Knowledge ISBN 9781107023062
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Conflicts in the Knowledge Society: The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property ISBN 9781107542525
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Test Tubes for Global Intellectual Property Issues: Small Market Economies ISBN 9781107013148
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Media Freedom as a Fundamental Right ISBN 9781107098954
Published May 2015
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Law and Creativity in the Age of the Entertainment Franchise ISBN 9781107039896
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£77.00
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The Evolution and Equilibrium of Copyright in the Digital Age ISBN 9781107062566
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New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property ISBN 9781107416895
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Intellectual Property at the Edge ISBN 9781107034006
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Intellectual Property, Indigenous People and their Knowledge ISBN 9781107055339
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£67.00
Emerging Challenges in Privacy Law: Comparative Perspectives ISBN 9781107041677
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Internet Privacy Rights: Rights to Protect Autonomy ISBN 9781107042735
Published March 2014
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Concepts of Property in Intellectual Property Law ISBN 9781107041820
Published September 2013
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£77.00
Conflicts in the Knowledge Society: The Contentious Politics of Intellectual Property ISBN 9781107036420
Published April 2013
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New Frontiers in the Philosophy of Intellectual Property ISBN 9781107009318
Published July 2012
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£93.00
The Law of Reputation and Brands in the Asia Pacific ISBN 9781107017726
Published March 2012
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£76.00
Relocating the Law of Geographical Indications ISBN 9780521192026
Published February 2012
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Software and Patents in Europe ISBN 9780521329620
Published June 2011
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£30.99
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Published January 2011
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£40.99
Copyright and Piracy: An Interdisciplinary Critique ISBN 9780521193436
Published October 2010
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Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact ISBN 9780521123440
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£59.99
Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique ISBN 9780521889650
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£93.00
The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law ISBN 9780521057134
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The Commercial Appropriation of Personality ISBN 9780521052528
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The Legal Protection of Databases ISBN 9780521049450
Published January 2008
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Copyright and Multimedia Products ISBN 9780521049481
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£39.99
Software and Patents in Europe ISBN 9780521868396
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Copyright Exceptions: The Digital Impact ISBN 9780521847261
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The Legal Protection of Databases ISBN 9780521802574
Published June 2003
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The Commercial Appropriation of Personality ISBN 9780521800143
Published March 2003
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Copyright and Multimedia Works ISBN 9780521808194
Published August 2001
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The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law ISBN 9780521563635
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