Bram de Jonge

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Company / Organization / University

Wageningen University & Research

Role / Title

Researcher and lecturer

Bio / Specialization

Bram de Jonge is researcher and lecturer at the Law and Governance (LAW) Group, Wageningen University and Seed Policy Advisor at Oxfam Novib. He serves in his personal capacity as an independent member of the CGIAR System Council IP Group.


Reconciling private rights and public goods

CGIAR regards the results of its R&D activities as international public goods and is committed to their widespread diffusion to achieve the maximum possible access and scope of impact to advantage the poor, especially farmers in developing countries. At the same time, CGIAR and other public research organisations apply Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). This article addresses the question how exclusive rights on new technologies can be reconciled with the production of international public goods. »