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Title: Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Bill, 1999: Some Critical Issues*
Authors: Keayla, B K
Issue Date: Sep-2000
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: The Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Bill, which is extremely important for the future growth of agricultural sector, has been referred to the joint committee of the Parliament. The Committee may submit its report during the winter session of the Parliament. This paper deals with some critical issues associated with the Bill, particularly the issue pertaining to the timing of its enactment, and issues related the scope and coverage of the Bill. It includes the farmers' rights, national gene fund, organizational set-up of the regulatory system, and compulsory licence system. Paper also discusses the implication of the proposed IPR system.
Page(s): 251-255
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.05(5) [September 2000]

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