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Trade-related intellectual property rights to biological resources: socioeconomic implications for developing countries



Trade-related intellectual property rights to biological resources: socioeconomic implications for developing countries



Ecological Economics Amsterdam 19(3): 205-217



The Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade proposed conferring trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) to international firms on a variety of life forms and on biotechnology. This proposal has been denounced by developing countries. Many developing countries have relied heavily on indigenous biotechnology for several decades in the area of high-yielding seeds, bio-pesticides and fertilizers, herbal medicines and household consumables.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0921-8009(96)00090-0


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