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Setting the Background

In: The Breeder's Exception to Patent Rights


  • Viola Prifti

    (Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition)


This chapter illustrates the reasons that brought this study into being. It provides the reader with a preliminary understanding of the subject through a brief explanation of countries' obligations in the field of intellectual protection of plant varieties as required by the TRIPS Agreement; the need to adopt exceptions to patent rights for breeding purposes; and the relevance of the subject for policymaking and academic purposes.

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  • Viola Prifti, 2015. "Setting the Background," International Law and Economics, in: The Breeder's Exception to Patent Rights, edition 127, chapter 0, pages 7-10, Springer.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:intchp:978-3-319-15771-9_2
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-15771-9_2

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