INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The Andean Community has full and up-to-date provisions
on Intellectual Property, including the following:
 
 
THE COMMON INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY SYSTEM
The Common Industrial Property System (Decision 486) regulates trademark registration and patent issue and protects industrial secrets and appellations of origin, among other things. 
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COMMON REGIME ON COPYRIGHT AND RELATED RIGHTS
The Common Regime on Copyright and Related Rights (Decision 351) guarantees authors and other rights holders adequate protection of creative literary, artistic and scientific works.
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THE REGIME FOR PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS
OF
OBTENTORS OF NEW PLANT VARIETIES
The Regime for Protection of the Rights of Obtentors of new Plant Varieties (Decision 345) safeguards new plant varieties obtained by plant improvers. 
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COMMON REGIME ON ACCESS TO GENETIC RESOURCES
Common Regime on Access to Genetic Resources (Decision 391) regulates the obtaining and use of these resources in order to ensure more equitable distribution of their benefits. This right is linked to the protection of the traditional know-how, innovations, and practices of the indigenous communities (Eighth temporary provision).
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Cusco Declaration on Access to Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights of Like-minded Megadiverse Countries
Cusco, November 29, 2002
   
Conclusions and Recommendations - Group of Action of Like-minded Megadiverse Countries
Access to Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property Rights

November 27 and 28, 2002
   
Substantive aspects of the new Andean Common Intellectual Property System
January 2001
   
Decision 486: Common Intellectual Property Regime