The aim of this project is to investigate how intellectual property rights (IPR) and counterbalancing legal systems interact and apply to modern biotechnology in the food sector.

The main topics to be investigated are:

  • The state of IPRs applied to and available for biotechnology in the following four sectors: Farm animals, forests, fish and plants.
  • Interaction between evolving institutions, law and policies relevant to IPRs at international, regional (European) and national (Norwegian) levels.
  • IPRs in respect to other legal and political systems, such as access and benefit sharing (ABS) under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and regulations and policies under the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

 

Project period: 2012-2017

 

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  • Research Council of Norway (ELSA Programme)

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