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The Indian Protection of Plant Varieties & Farmers Rights Act 2001: A Critical Overview

  • Mrinalini Kochupillai
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Part of the Munich Studies on Innovation and Competition book series (MSIC, volume 5)

Abstract

This chapter studies the objectives underlying the enactment of the Indian Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, 2001 (PPV&FR Act) and seeks to determine whether these objectives are in harmony with the ideal of promoting sustainable innovation in plant varieties, as discussed in Chaps. 1 and 2 . It further examines whether specific provisions of the Act and associated Indian agricultural policies are in harmony with this ideal. This examination has been done with the help of interviews with stakeholders, a case study (HMT Rice), analysis of recent Indian case law and Plant Variety Protection (PVP) application trends under the PPV & FR Act.

Keywords

Private Sector Plant Variety Pearl Millet Extant Variety Variety Application 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mrinalini Kochupillai
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Innovation and CompetitionMunichGermany

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