Intellectual Property in Living Organisms. Current Situation, Trends and Challenges



This chapter analyzes and studies the situation and perspectives of intellectual property protection of living organisms from the standpoint of the interests of the development countries in general and the Latin American region specially. It is a rather complex issue on which there are considerably different positions between the developed and the developing countries, companies linked to genetic engineering, universities, research centers, and development agencies.


Intellectual Property World Trade Organization European Patent Office Intellectual Property Protection Trips Agreement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economic Commission for Latin America and the CaribbeanSantiagoChile

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