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Vol. 24 / No. 1 / Published : 2009-01

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Trips plus on plant varieties protection under indonesia-japan economic partnership agreement (ijepa)

Author :

  1. Nurul Barizah*1
  1. Pengajar pada Departemen Hukum Internasional, Fakultas Hukum Universitas Airlangga

Abstract :

This paper examines whether IPR Chapter on Indonesia –Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (IJEPA), particularly in the area of Plant Varieties Protection (PVP) constitutes TRIPs-Plus Standard, and the potential implications for developing country Indonesia. This paper start with an investigation of the notion of TRIPs-Plus and its characteristic under Bilateral Free Trade Agreement (BFTA). The focus of this analysis is on the provision concerning PVP. It also analyses the concept of PVP under the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) of 1978 and 1991. It covers historical development of the UPOV Convention and its origin, the differences and similarities between both of them, particularly in the context of the scope of protection, thresholds of protection, exceptions to breeders rights, farmers privilege and duration of protection. Subsequently, it discusses the Chapter on Intellectual Property (IPR) under IJEPA.

Keyword :

TRIPs Plus, IJEPA, Plant Varieties Protection,

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