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Law No. 7788 on Biodiversity (as last amended by Law No. 8686 of November 21, 2008)

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Year of current version:2008
Date of entry into force of original text:May 27, 1998
Date of Text (Enacted):April 30, 1998
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Genetic Resources, IP Regulatory Body, Patents (Inventions), Traditional Knowledge (TK), Transfer of Technology
Notes:
The purpose of the law is to regulate the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, and distribute fairly the benefits and costs derived from the utilization of biodiversity elements.
According to the law, the Biodiversity Management Commission formulates policies and develops regulations for the access to genetic and biochemical elements, and for the protection of scientific and traditional biodiversity-related knowledge through intellectual property rights.

For provisions on the protection of intellectual property rights, see Chapter V, Section III, Articles 77-85.
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Ley N° 7788 de Biodiversidad (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8686 del 21 de noviembre de 2008) Ley N° 7788 de Biodiversidad (modificada por última vez por la Ley N° 8686 del 21 de noviembre de 2008), Complete document (pdf) [114 KB]

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