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Geographical Indications and The Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS): A Case Study of Basmati Rice Exports

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  • Mulik Kranti

    (Iowa State University)

  • Crespi John M.

    (Kansas State University)

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The controversy over the granting of patenting rights to three new strains of Basmati rice by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is used as a case study to analyze the impact of incomplete protection of intellectual property. Results suggest that the introduction of a competing product that may infringe on India’s geographical indicator has lowered the product differentiation of Indian Basmati rice in key export markets.

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  • Mulik Kranti & Crespi John M., 2011. "Geographical Indications and The Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights Agreement (TRIPS): A Case Study of Basmati Rice Exports," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 9(1), pages 1-21, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bjafio:v:9:y:2011:i:1:n:4
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    1. Bouamra-Mechemache Zohra & Chaaban Jad, 2010. "Protected Designation of Origin Revisited," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 8(1), pages 1-29, August.
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    1. Budzinski, Oliver & Monostori, Katalin, 2012. "Intellectual property rights and the WTO," Ilmenau Economics Discussion Papers 71, Ilmenau University of Technology, Institute of Economics.
    2. Budzinski, Oliver & Monostori, Katalin & Pannicke, Julia, 2012. "Der Schutz geistiger Eigentumsrechte in der Welthandelsorganisation: Urheberrechte im TRIPS Abkommen und die digitale Herausforderung," Ilmenau Economics Discussion Papers 79, Ilmenau University of Technology, Institute of Economics.
    3. Napasintuwong, Orachos, 2012. "Survey of Recent Innovations in Aromatic Rice," 131st Seminar, September 18-19, 2012, Prague, Czech Republic 135770, European Association of Agricultural Economists.

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