Regulating Genetic Resources

Regulating Genetic Resources

Access and Benefit Sharing in International Law

Intellectual Property and the Environment series

Charles Lawson

This detailed and concise book surveys the international genetic resources laws applying in Antarctica, space, the oceans and seas, the lands, and the airspaces above land and water.

Front Matter

Charles Lawson

Subjects: development studies, law and development, law - academic, intellectual property law, law and development

Extract

JOBNAME: Lawson PAGE: 1 SESS: 2 OUTPUT: Tue Sep 11 09:25:28 2012 Regulating Genetic Resources Columns Design XML Ltd / Job: Lawson-Regulating_Genetic_Resources / Division: 00_Prelims /Pg. Position: 1 / Date: 5/7 JOBNAME: Lawson PAGE: 2 SESS: 2 OUTPUT: Tue Sep 11 09:25:28 2012 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT Series editor: Matthew Rimmer, The Australian National University College of Law, Australia Intellectual property has an ambivalent relationship with environmental protection and sustainable development. Yet, patent law has an important role to play, both in encouraging research and development into clean technologies, and facilitating the transfer and diffusion of such technologies. This series, comprising both individual monographs and collaborative works, explores the interconnections and intersections between intellectual property, environmental law and climate change. The constituent volumes will cover recent international developments – such as debates over the reformation of the TRIPS Agreement 1994; the implementation of treaties on genetic resources and plant genetic resources; and the Copenhagen Accord 2009. The series will consider how key jurisdictions – such as the United States, the European Union, and members of the BRICS group – have responded to the challenges posed by food security, environmental risk, and climate change. It will also provide local studies of innovative and creative practices in aligning intellectual property law and environmental law. Titles in the series include: Intellectual Property and Climate Change Inventing Clean Technologies Matthew Rimmer Regulating Genetic Resources Access and Benefit Sharing in International Law Charles Lawson Columns Design XML Ltd /...