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TRIPs: The Impact on Plant Variety Protection and Biopiracy in Developing Countries; Special Reference to Sri Lanka

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Chathura AN Galhena

School of Law, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK., GB
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There is a conflict of interest, among developed and developing countries. It is regarding the protection of new varieties of plants and farmer rights. The economic power of the developed countries has suppressed the interest of the developing countries in both these issues. In order to attain a better status in this regard, developing countries have to implement suitable sui generis systems within their legal frame work. Biopiracy being one of the most fast spreading mafias in the world today has also threatened the rich biodiversities of the developing countries. It is also important to take necessary steps to stop biopiracy and to make use of their rich genetic resources in order to attain a better status of development.

Keywords: Intellectual property; New plant varieties; Developing countries; Biopiracy

DOI: 10.4038/jfa.v1i1.1836

Journal of Food and Agriculture Vol.1(1) 2008 pp.20-25

How to Cite: Galhena, C.A., (2010). TRIPs: The Impact on Plant Variety Protection and Biopiracy in Developing Countries; Special Reference to Sri Lanka. Journal of Food and Agriculture. 1(1), pp.20–25. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jfa.v1i1.1836
Published on 21 Apr 2010.
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