Plant Breeder's Rights and Contract Growing in the Pasture Seeds Industry

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Show simple item record Reynolds, R 2010-06-18T02:07:38Z 2007-01
dc.identifier.citation 2007, pp. 1 - 63
dc.identifier.isbn 1 74151 555 6
dc.identifier.other R1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Research background This research marks a breakthrough in legal research into plant breeder's rights (PBR). Previous legal research focused on the policy issue of whether life should be commodified and whether the introduction of PBR led to the privatisation of plant breeding. The current research shifted the focus from plants to markets, from breeders to growers. Research contribution The research demonstrated that there has been no increase in private breeding in the pasture seeds industry as a result of PBR. A survey of pasture seed growers established that the biggest impact of introducing PBR in the pastures seeds industry was the development of vertical contact growing and the separation of marketing and growing within the industry. This was significantly different to the US experience where the separation of breeding, growing and marketing had occurred earlier and simultaneously. A legal analysis of growing contracts demonstrated that many contracts were unfairly biased in favour of seed companies, were poorly drafted and often legally ineffective. Research significance The research demonstrates that many policy assumptions regarding the impact of PBR are incorrect; that the US experience of PBR is not always relevant in Australia; that there is a need to continue to fund Australian public breeding programs; and that there are significant problems with vertical contract growing. The importance of the research is attested to by the fact that the Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation has subsequently funded further research to develop a standard contract for the pasture seeds industry.
dc.publisher Rural Industries Research and Development Council
dc.title Plant Breeder's Rights and Contract Growing in the Pasture Seeds Industry
dc.type Report
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation Kingston, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 63 en_US LAW.Faculty of law en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1801 Law
dc.personcode 040090
dc.percentage 100 en_US Law en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Law
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)

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