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Intellectual Property and Genetically Modified Organisms: A Convergence in Laws

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Edited by: Berris Charnley, Charles Lawson

ISBN13: 9781472443458
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00



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Taking a global viewpoint, this volume addresses issues arising from recent developments in the enduring and topical debates over Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and their relationship to Intellectual Property (IP). The work examines changing responses to the growing acceptance and prevalence of GMOs. Drawing together perspectives from several of the leading international scholars in this area, the contributions seek to break away from analysis of safety and regulation and examine the diversity of ways the law and GMOs have become entangled.

This collection presents the start of a much broader engagement with GMOs and law. As GMO technology becomes increasingly more complex and embedded in our lives, this volume will be a useful resource in leading further discussion and debate about GMOs in academia, in government and among those working on future policy.

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Subjects:
Intellectual Property Law
Contents:
Intellectual property and genetically modified organisms, Berris Charnley and Charles Lawson
Cui bono? Gauging the successes of publicly-funded plant breeding in retrospect, Berris Charnley
'The story of a love spurned': Monsanto in the United Republic of Soy, Stephen Hubicki
Competition in the agricultural seeds sector: patents and competition at a cross-roads?, Charles Lawson
Regulating for traditional innovation in agricultural organisms, Karinne Ludlow
Myriad Genetics and the remaining uncertainty for biotechnology inventions, Dianne Nicol
Just Label It: consumer rights, GM food labelling, and international trade, Matthew Rimmer
Unnaturally natural: inventing and eating genetically engineered AquAdvantage(R) salmon, and the paradox of nature, Jay Sanderson and Fran Humphries
Information about information about information: GMOs and law as a 'flexible technology', Kieran Tranter
Index.