1. Intellectual Property and the Environment series

    Series editor: Matthew Rimmer, The Australian National University College of Law, Australia

    Intellectual property has an ambivalent relationship with environmental protection and sustainable development. Yet, patent law has an important role to play, both in encouraging research and development into clean technologies, and facilitating the transfer and diffusion of such technologies. This series, comprising both individual monographs and collaborative works, explores the interconnections and intersections between intellectual property, environmental law and climate change. The constituent volumes will cover recent international developments - such as debates over the reformation of the TRIPS Agreement 1994; the implementation of treaties on genetic resources and plant genetic resources; and the Copenhagen Accord 2009. The series will consider how key jurisdictions - such as the United States, the European Union, and members of the BRICS group - have responded to the challenges posed by food security, environmental risk, and climate change. It will also provide local studies of innovative and creative practices in aligning intellectual property law and environmental law.

Books in this series

  1. Regulating Genetic Resources

    Regulating Genetic Resources

    Charles Lawson
    This detailed and concise book surveys the international genetic resources laws applying in Antarctica, space, the oceans and seas, the lands, and the airspaces above land and water. Learn More
    2012   Hardback Price: $ 144.00   Web: $ 129.60
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  2. Intellectual Property and Climate Change

    Intellectual Property and Climate Change

    Matthew Rimmer
    In the wake of the international summits in Copenhagen and Cancún, there is an urgent need to consider the role of intellectual property law in encouraging research, development, and diffusion of clean technologies to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change. This book charts the patent landscapes and legal conflicts emerging in a range of fields of innovation – including renewable forms of energy, such as solar power, wind power, and geothermal energy; as well as biofuels, green chemistry, green vehicles, energy efficiency, and smart grids. Learn More
    2011   Hardback Price: $ 212.00   Web: $ 190.80
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