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Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance$
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Jennifer Clapp and Doris Fuchs

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780262012751

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262012751.001.0001

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Corporations, Seeds, and Intellectual Property Rights Governance

Corporations, Seeds, and Intellectual Property Rights Governance

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Corporate Power in Global Agrifood Governance

Susan K. Sell

The MIT Press

This chapter examines the efforts of biotechnology firms to raise regulatory standards for intellectual property protection worldwide. It describes how the complexity of the regulatory environment has provided corporations important advantages in achieving their objectives, and highlights the difficulty of developing countries in keeping abreast of intellectual property policymaking. The chapter also considers issues concerning the setting of intellectual property rights-related norms in the global economy and the emerging alternatives for developing-country agriculture.

Keywords:   biotechnology firms, regulatory standards, intellectual property protection, regulatory environment, developing countries, intellectual property rights, developing-country agriculture

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