Navigating Intellectual Property Rights in the Dynamic Landscape of the Food Industry

  • Samyuktha A. and Sadhana S.
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  • Samyuktha A.

    Student at Sastra University, Thirumalaisamudram, Thanjavur, India

  • Sadhana S.

    Student at Vels University, Chennai, India

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The food industry is a dynamic and rapidly evolving sector that continuously strives for innovation to meet the changing demands of consumers. This article explores the complex relationship between Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and the food industry. It delves into the role of IPR in fostering innovation, protecting traditional knowledge, and shaping the competitive landscape of food markets. From patents on genetically modified organisms to trademarks on iconic food brands, the article examines the various forms of IPR that impact the industry. Furthermore, it discusses the ethical and regulatory challenges associated with IPR in the context of food safety, access to essential nutrients, and global food security. Through an in-depth analysis of case studies and global trends, this article provides insights into the delicate balance between promoting innovation and ensuring equitable access to safe and nutritious food, ultimately highlighting the critical role of IPR in shaping the future of the food industry.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 2987 - 2998


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