Eye On Copenhagen — Implications for 'Green IP'

Law360, New York (December 3, 2009, 1:38 PM EST) -- Many companies are devoting substantial resources to develop environmentally friendly, or “green,” technologies and are seeking worldwide intellectual property protection for them. However, current international climate change treaties may significantly alter the protection afforded to green IP.

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“the convention”) is recognized as one of the most significant international treaties relating to environmental issues. It aims to devise a comprehensive plan to address the challenges posed by global climate change.

A sub‑committee of the convention, called the Ad Hoc...
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