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Genetically modified plants: making dual protection a priority
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The Agreement on the Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), to which South Africa together with all other World Trade Organization member countries are signatories, mandates in Article 27(3)(b), that members may exclude plants and animals other than micro-organisms, and essentially biological processes for the production of plants or animals other than non-biological and microbiological processes from patentability.
PROTECTING PLANT VARIETIES: THE PLANT BREEDERS’ RIGHT - By Robyn-Leigh Merry
Monday, July 06, 2009
A Plant Breeders’ Right is the intellectual property right, which is used for the protection of plant varieties. Plant Breeders’ Rights are statutory rights granted under Plant Breeders’ Rights Act 15 of 1976.
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