Article 2. Use of Terms
The terms defined in Article 2 of the Convention shall apply to this Protocol. In addition, for the purposes of this Protocol:
(a) “Conference of the Parties” means the Conference of the Parties to the Convention;
(b) “Convention” means the Convention on Biological Diversity;
(c) “Utilization of genetic resources” means to conduct research and development on the genetic and/or biochemical composition of genetic resources, including through the application of biotechnology as defined in Article 2 of the Convention;
(d) “Biotechnology” as defined in Article 2 of the Convention means any technological application that uses biological systems, living organisms, or derivatives thereof, to make or modify products or processes for specific use;
(e) “Derivative” means a naturally occurring biochemical compound resulting from the genetic expression or metabolism of biological or genetic resources, even if it does not contain functional units of heredity.