The International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the UPOV Convention are increasingly relevant and important. They have technical, social and normative legitimacy and have standardised numerous concepts and practices related to plant varieties and plant breeding. In this book, Jay Sanderson provides the first sustained and detailed account of the Convention. Building upon the idea that it has an open-ended and contingent relationship with scientific, legal, technical, political, social and institutional actors, the author explores the Convention's history, concepts and practices. Part I examines the emergence of the UPOV Convention during the 1950s and its expanding legitimacy in relation to plant variety protection. Part II explores the Convention's key concepts and practices, including plant breeder, plant variety, plant names (denomination), characteristics, protected material, essentially derived varieties (EDV) and farm saved seed (FSS). This book is an invaluable resource for academics, policy makers, agricultural managers and researchers in this field.
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Author Biography - Jay Sanderson
Jay Sanderson is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Sunshine Coast Law School, Queensland, a member of the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) and an adjunct with the Law Futures Centre, Griffith University Law School, Queensland. He has published widely on issues of intellectual property, plants and agri-food, and has been cited by Australia's Productivity Commission and Advisory Council on Intellectual Property. He is the co-editor of The Intellectual Property and Food Project: From Rewarding Innovation and Creation to Feeding the World (with Charles Lawson, 2013) and has contributed a chapter to Intellectual Property and Genetically Modified Organisms: A Convergence in Laws (edited by Charles Lawson and Berris Charnley, 2015).