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dc.contributor.authorLawson, Charles
dc.contributor.editorAdhikari, K
dc.contributor.editorJefferson, DJ
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-18T03:41:05Z
dc.date.available2021-02-18T03:41:05Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-367-18099-7
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9780429059520-3
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/402322
dc.description.abstractThis chapter explores the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) 1991 delimitation of essentially derived varieties (EDVs) in detail. It highlights the scope of the terms ‘predominantly derived,’ ‘essential characteristics,’ ‘clearly distinguishable’ and ‘conforms to the initial variety,’ as explicated in official UPOV documents. The chapter analyses some of the legal cases that have litigated the conceptualisation of EDVs in different countries whose domestic plant breeders’ rights laws are based on UPOV 1991. It argues that while many of the legal issues about EDVs remain unresolved, the practical effect of the EDV provisions in UPOV 1991 has been to limit free riding by minor advances in plant breeding on previous breeding efforts. A key feature of the UPOV 1991 framework of intellectual property for plant varieties, and a key difference from other similar schemes such as patenting, is that the breeder’s right does not limit acts done for the purpose of breeding other varieties.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleIntellectual Property Law andPlant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia
dc.relation.ispartofchapter3
dc.relation.ispartofchapternumbers10
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom37
dc.relation.ispartofpageto61
dc.subject.fieldofresearchLaw
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1801
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsLife Sciences & Biomedicine
dc.subject.keywordsArea Studies
dc.subject.keywordsPlant Sciences
dc.titleEssentially derived varieties: A workable compromise against free-riding breeders?
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLawson, C, Essentially derived varieties: A workable compromise against free-riding breeders?, Intellectual Property Law andPlant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia, 2020, pp. 37-61
dc.date.updated2021-02-18T02:33:13Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Intellectual Property Law and Plant Protection: Challenges and Developments in Asia on 4 October 2019, available online: http://doi.org/10.4324/9780429059520-3
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