Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences
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Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences

Edited by Duncan Matthews and Herbert Zech

Intellectual property (IP) is a key component of the life sciences, one of the most dynamic and innovative fields of technology today. At the same time, the relationship between IP and the life sciences raises new public policy dilemmas. The Research Handbook on Intellectual Property and the Life Sciences comprises contributions by leading experts from academia and industry to provide in-depth analyses of key topics including pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and genes, plant innovations, stem cells, the role of competition law and access to medicines. The Research Handbook focuses on the relationship between IP and the life sciences in Europe and the United States, complemented by country-specific case studies on Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Kenya, South Africa and Thailand to provide a truly international perspective.
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Chapter 23: IP and life sciences: a case study of South Africa

Tenu Avafia

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23. IP and life sciences: a case study of South Africa1 Tenu Avafia 1. INTRODUCTION TO LEGISLATION AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING LIFE SCIENCES IN SOUTH AFRICA The Republic of South Africa maintains a complex web of interlinked laws and policies of r...

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