A comparative approach to plants intellectual property rights
PhD student: Mr T. Renoux
Promotor: Prof A.W.J. Kamperman Sanders
Duration: 1/8/2012 - 31/7/2015
The aim of this project is to provide tools to re-conciliate plants IPR with the public interest. The study will analyse the socio-economic implication of international and domestic laws. To do so, this thesis will provide an overview of the different forms of intellectual property rights available for plants in Europe, USA, and - in the light of the EU-India FTA negotiations - in a major developing country like India. The main interest of studying the American and the Indian plants intellectual property system is that they have different approaches and that at present the European system is somehow in-between. The results of this comparative study will give a general understanding of the consequences of the different systems of IPR on the society and will be analysed to think recommendations that could be applied in Europe to keep the balance between the interest of the right holder and the public.