• IPRs for Agricultural Biotechnological Inventions: A Case of Malaysia. Patent and Plant Variety Rights for Agricultural Biotechnology

Lambert Academic Publishing
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(Suzi Fadhilah Ismail pursued her LL.B at the International Islamic University Malaysia from 1997-2000. She obtained her MCL from the same university in 2004. She received her Ph.D from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom in 2011. Currently she is an Assistant Professor at Faculty of Law, International Islamic University Malaysia.)


This book focuses on the current legal protection for agricultural biotechnological inventions in Europe, the U.S. and Malaysia. It has been a subject of debate whether plants and agricultural biotechnological inventions which includes plants, transgenic plants and plant varieties, can be the subject of patent protection, in addition to or as an alternative to the protection afforded by plant variety rights. Biotechnological patents have been criticized for granting an excessive scope of protection to proprietors, whereas plant variety rights have been slighted for not providing enough protection. The book incorporates the deliberation on the current system as practised in Malaysia, the interface between the patent regime and plant variety rights over agricultural biotechnological inventions as there are possible overlaps between the two systems, notwithstanding the exclusivity of protection of plant varieties under the plant variety right system. The author looks at the prospect for Malaysia as a developing country to enhance its current IPRs framework and legislation in order to develop its agricultural biotechnology industry.

MATERIAS: plant variety rights, Intellectual Property Law, Patent, Agricultural Biotechnology