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Title: Intellectual Property Rights on Plant Varieties in India: A Sector-Wise Analysis
Authors: Srivastava, Manoj
Chaudhary, Vijaya
Pilania, D S
Keywords: Convention on Biological diversity;World Trade Organization;Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights;Essentially derived variety;Variety of common knowledge;Intellectual property rights
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: With the increased investment from private sector in agriculture, IPR in plant varieties has become a matter of debate and discussion. Several legislations have been formulated from time to time in compliance with various national and international obligations. The PPV&FR Act, 2001 was formulated in accordance with Article 27.3(b) of TRIPS Agreement, 1995. The present study focuses on development in Indian agriculture with reference to IPR granted under the Act. The study also analyses and determines the focus of public and private sector research and the trend of early filing for grant of IPR in both public and private sector. The awareness of the PPV&FR Act among farmers, the custodians of traditional varieties, is also determined by trend analysis of farmers’ variety applications received from various states across India. Based on trend analysis, the technology trend in plant varieties protected under the Act is highlighted.
Page(s): 81-88
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Appears in Collections:JIPR Vol.20(2) [March 2015]

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