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Intellectual Property Rights in Indian Agriculture

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This paper distinguishes the Intellectual Property Rights relevant to agriculture and explain these rights. The international intellectual property law for these rights will be described. India's international obligations vis-a-vis her own IPR laws has been explained. Analysis of the public debate in India on the controversial IPRs and the status of the legislation on these is given. This paper concludes conclude with prescriptions for public policy on IPRs and agriculture in India. [ICRIER WP no.44].

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  • Jayashree Watal, 2009. "Intellectual Property Rights in Indian Agriculture," Working Papers id:2261, eSocialSciences.
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    1. Buttel, Frederick H & Kenney, Martin & Kloppenburg, Jack, Jr, 1985. "From Green Revolution to Biorevolution: Some Observations on the Changing Technological Bases of Economic Transformation in the Third World," Economic Development and Cultural Change, University of Chicago Press, vol. 34(1), pages 31-55, October.
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    India; trade; paptents; countries; plants; animals; industrially; industry; technology; geographical indications; Basmati; rice; laws; industrial property; World Trade Organization (WTO); TRIPS; agriculture; IPR; intellectual property rights; legislation;

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