Andean Community

Decision No. 391 Establishing the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources

Year of Version:1996
Date of Text (Enacted):July 2, 1996
Type of Text:Main IP 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 Decision No. 391 was issued in Caracas, Venezuela by the Commission of the Cartagena Agreement (also known as ‘the Commission of the Andean Community’) on July 2, 1996, and published in the Official Gazette of the Cartagena Agreement No. 213 of July 17, 1996, in Lima, Peru.

Title IV, Chapter II, Article 7 provides recognition of know-how, innovations and traditional practices.
Title IV, Chapter II, Articles 8 and 9 refer to scientific and technical training programs, research projects, and transfer of technology.
Available Texts: 
English

Decision No. 391 Establishing the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources Decision No. 391 Establishing the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources, Complete document (pdf) [220 KB] Decision No. 391 Establishing the Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources, Complete document (htm) [120 KB] (Version with Automatic Translation Tool)

French

Décision n° 391 portant le régime commun de l'accès aux ressources génétiques Décision n° 391 portant le régime commun de l'accès aux ressources génétiques, Complete document (pdf) [229 KB]

Spanish

Decisión N° 391 que establece el Régimen Común sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos Decisión N° 391 que establece el Régimen Común sobre Acceso a los Recursos Genéticos, Complete document (pdf) [80 KB]

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