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IPR, Biosafety and Bioethics by Shomini Parashar, Deepa Goel

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Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001

Chapter Objectives:

An efficient plant variety protection system is necessary to speed up agriculture development and to motivate investment and research in this area. In this chapter we study the criteria for protecting plant and the method of protecting plant and its products. The chapter primarily focuses on plant variety protection and Farmer’s Right Act, the infringement and remedies related to it.

METHODS OF PROTECTION OF PLANT AND PLANT PRODUCTS

The Plant Patent Act was enacted by U.S. Congress in 1930. It was primarily introduced to benefit the horticulture industry by encouraging plant breeding and increasing plant genetic diversity. Specific plant patents are available ...

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