Biopiracy the patenting of basmati by Ricetec by Uzma Jamil

Cover of: Biopiracy | Uzma Jamil

Published by Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, South Asia, Sustainable Development Policy Institute in Islamabad .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • RiceTec -- Trials, litigation, etc,
  • Plants, Cultivated -- Patents,
  • Rice -- Law and legislation,
  • Biopiracy -- United States,
  • Biopiracy -- South Asia

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 12).

Book details

StatementUzma jamil.
SeriesWorking paper series -- #37
ContributionsCommission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy, South Asia., Sustainable Development Policy Institute.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK3876 .J+
The Physical Object
Pagination12 p. ;
Number of Pages12
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22678024M
LC Control Number2006334589

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