Policy & Institutions
06 Nov 20
Legal experts decode rules for plant variety protection registration
Plant variety protection, Webinar, PPVFR Act, Anand & Anand Alw Firm, EBTC, Legislative Framework, Intellectual Property Facilitation Cell
ICRISAT Happenings 1879-4, 6 November 2020
Legal experts in plant variety protection noted that registering a new plant variety in India, although time-consuming, can be simplified with a clear understanding of Indian regulatory and legislative frameworks. Steps involved in this registration process were clarified at a recent webinar, along with definitions and various key aspects of the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Act, 2001 (PPVFR Act). Dr Surya Mani Tripathi highlighted the fact that many countries have taken a cue from India when it comes to drafting their own plant variety protection laws. Although existing International systems that can reduce the registration time exist, India chose to have its own to protect rights of small and marginal farmers that international systems do not allow for.
06 Nov 20