INTERNATIONAL TREATY ON PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES FOR FOOD AND AGRICULTURE AS A BASIS FOR LIMITING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF PLANT BREEDERS IN SERBIA

It is widely accepted that new plant varieties are protected as a form of intellectual property. Serbian legislation and international conventions protect new plant varieties, either through sui generis protection or by patent rights. However, International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, also signed by Serbia, has endangered the rights of plant breeders in Serbia, because the greatest number of plant varieties in Serbia is not protected as intellectual property. On the other hand, the Treaty offers the possibility to natural and legal persons from other signatory countries to use new plant varieties of Serbian plant breeders. Seeing as the varieties are not protected, there is a possibility for the plant breeders’ rights to be endangered. The goal of this paper is to try and consider the legal consequences, answering certain open questions regarding the protection of intellectual property in this field. A method of parallel comparison was used.


Variant title:
MEĐUNARODNI UGOVOR O BILJNIM GENETIČKIM RESURSIMA ZA HRANU I POLJOPRIVREDU KAO OSNOV ZA OGRANIČENJE INTELEKTUALNE SVOJINE OPLEMENJIVAČA U SRBIJI
Editor(s):
Cvijanovic, Drago
Issue Date:
2014-03
Publication Type:
Journal Article
DOI and Other Identifiers:
UDC 338.43:63 CIP 33:63(497.11) ISSN 0352-3462 COBISS.SR-ID 27671 (Other)
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/165729
Published in:
Economics of Agriculture, Volume 61, Number 1
Page range:
211-223
Total Pages:
13
JEL Codes:
M43; 012
Note:
Review Article
Series Statement:
Economics of Agriculture 1/2014
UDC: 341.242.22:005.336.4:575(497.1)




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