Some useful resources on IP from the CGIAR


Genetic Resources and Intellectual Property Rights (GRIP) is an advanced international training program financed by Sida organized by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.  The GRIP website was launched last month.

As well as information on the GRIP Program there are publications and links to further resources.  There is also a section entitled “CGIAR – Producing IPG in a proprietary context” which includes GRIP comments on CGIAR IA management.

For those who aren’t familiar with the program, it has been running since 2003 and aims to:

“assist policy makers, researchers and practitioners from developing countries in understanding, the background and the implications of the recent developments related to IPR’s and exchange of genetic resources… The course has also facilitated the understanding of how to develop appropriate IPR instruments for beneficial partnerships (win–win situations) between various actors in regional or international settings (universities, public-private  partnerships etc). Focus is…

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