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Title: Microbial Biopiracy in India: How to Fight Back?
Authors: Chaudhuri, Sabuj Kumar
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Publisher: CSIR
Abstract:  Some multinational pharmaceutical companies and other interested groups have unethically accessed rich microbial resources of India to obtain patents on them. Recently, the Patents (Amendment) Act, 2002 of India has included microorganism as a patentable invention in compliance with the TRIPS Agreement. The paper highlights the phenomenon of microbial biopiracy in India given the current scenario. Certain examples of piracy of various microorganisms from India by a few multinational pharmaceutical companies have been discussed which tries to prove the extent of activities of these companies. India will have to fight back this piracy of microbes immediately after meeting the international obligations. For standing up to this phenomenon, some sensible and systematic steps have been suggested. Prevention of biopiracy of microorganisms should be people‚Äôs movement concerted with community, researchers, governmental agencies, NGOs, rather than haphazard initiatives.
Page(s): 389-399
ISSN: 0975-1076 (Online); 0971-7544 (Print)
Source:JIPR Vol.08(5) [September 2003]

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