Recognition and Registration of Plants Varieties & Farmer’ Rights under Geographical Indications Law

  • Sneha Sharma
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  • Sneha Sharma

    Research Scholar at Chanakya National Law University, Patna, India & Program Manager (Access to Justice) at Department of Justice, Ministry of Law & Justice, India

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This article proposes to discuss the problems pertaining to farmer’s rights in the light of intellectual property rights of genetically engineered (GE) crops and seeds on which patents are being increasingly available and their effect on farmer’s rights. Basically , the idea of farmer’s rights violates the values of intellectual property. Intellectual property rights are meant to offer rewards as a reward for creativity for a limited time. By evolving IPR regimes that concurrently safeguard the interests of breeders and growers, developing countries are attempting to address these demands. While TRIPS does not officially recognise the rights of farmers, it does facilitate the adoption of PVP sui generis legislation. In support of sui generis legislation that safeguards farmers and their plant varieties, there are several articulations and enactments at the national level.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 2, Page 1833 - 1849


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