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Re: [Killietalk] GLOFISH
The fish cannot be patented. The processes for isolating the gene from the
source coral and perhaps implanting it in the fish egg and then getting the gene
to be incorporated in the fish's DNA may be patented if they were developed
by the Glo Fish producers, and the commercial name is certainly copyrighted.
The development processes may have been patented by other labs, in which case
those original "others" get royalties or license fees. Finally, if the patents
were not registered in certain domains (such as Japan), the people in those
domains can copy or use the work without paying royalties or license fees.
Robert J. Goldstein, Ph.D.
Robert J. Goldstein & Associates, Inc.
8480 Garvey Drive
Raleigh, NC 27616 USA
tel (919) 872-1174
fax (919) 872-9214
e-mail rgoldstein at rjgaCarolina_com
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