Ecuador

Organic Law on Food Sovereignty

Year of Version:2009
Date of Entry into Force:May 5, 2009
Date of Text (Enacted):February 17, 2009
Type of Text:IP-related Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Other
Notes:Article 8, paragraph 2 under Chapter II, Title II of the Law states that in accordance with Article 402 of the Constitution of the Republic, germplasm, seeds, native plants and ancestral knowledge cannot be appropriated in the form of patents or other forms of intellectual property.
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Ley Orgánica del Régimen de la Soberanía Alimentaria Ley Orgánica del Régimen de la Soberanía Alimentaria, Complete document (pdf) [142 KB] Ley Orgánica del Régimen de la Soberanía Alimentaria, Complete document (htm) [37 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

Related Legislation:
WIPO Lex No.:EC046

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