Repositories for Patented and Safeguarded Material

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This chapter presents an overview of the importance of innovative technologies using biological materials for economic development and discusses particular issues within the intellectual property system regarding the protection of such technologies. It focuses on IP requirement of biological material deposits to adequately disclose the inventions and presents the international arrangements and structures established to meet this issue.


Intellectual Property Biological Material Patent Protection European Patent Office Preservation Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Brazilian Center of Biological MaterialInstituto Nacional da Propriedade IndustrialRio de JaneiroBrazil

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