| || Mechanisms for Protection of Agricultural Innovations in India |
Author :Sastry, R. Kalpana
Source: DESIDOC Bulletin of Information Technology :27(6) ; 2007 ; pp.03-11
Abstract : The paper discusses various conventions/treaties/agreements affecting agriculture innovation systems, and the legal mechanisms existing in India for such innovations. It raises concerns on how the policy environment and governance is affecting the agriculture at large, and agri-based products in particular. It also discusses the role of various agencies including public, private and NGOs in India in protecting vast biodiversity and the measures they need to take to meet the challenges related to issue of IP protection related to agriculture in the country.
Keywords : Intellectual rights;Innovations;Patents;Agriculture;TRIPS;UPOV