Carlos H. Garcia on IP protection for plants in Bilateral Free Trade Agreements: the Andean Community, the United States and the European Union (PDF)
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Plants' IP rights are subject to debate. Private use of genetic resources of biodiversity-rich countries raises concerns over fair sharing of biological resources and protection of traditional knowledge of local communities. Recent free trade agreements with biodiversity-rich nations have fueled the debate. This article explores the debate, free trade agreements among the EU, US, and Andean Community, and effects on IP regimes of signatories.
Carlos H. Garcia is a lawyer specializing in international law and intellectual property law. He has practiced law both, in the private and public sector in connection with international environmental law, intellectual property law, international transactions and international arbitration. Additionally, as a member of the Public Interest Law group of the Universidad de los Andes he successfully litigated in several constitutional matters in connection with civil rights.
Mr. Garcia obtained his degree in law from the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia where he was awarded the outstanding dissertation award and he received his master's degree in International and European Business Law from the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.
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