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Thursday 5 February 2015

Patricia Covarrubia

Publication of the week – genetics resources in Chile

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This week the University of Buckingham has published as the publication of the week (here) an article that is available in the European Intellectual Property Review (EIPR 2015, 37(1)) by Sweet & Maxwell. The article [essentially an opinion] entitled “Genetic resources and the debate over legacy: Chilean constitutional reform”, is actually based upon a post that I wrote in this blog (here).

The abstract:
"Examines a Bill being considered by the Chilean Parliament to amend the Constitution of Chile art.19 in order to: (1) assert ownership over the country's genetic resources; (2) protect against the unauthorised use of these resources or the traditional knowledge (TK) of indigenous communities; and (3) promote the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from the exploitation of these resources or TK. Compares these measures with the relevant international law framework."

It is indeed very exciting to belong to a community of IP academic, scholars, practitioners, clients and consumers, who share information in the IP Latin America region. Thanks for bringing ideas and thoughts to this Latin American blog and please… keep doing so.

Hard-copies are available directly from Sweet & Maxwell. Electronic copies via any major database (e.g. Westlaw).

Patricia Covarrubia

Patricia Covarrubia