PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION LEGISLATION: OVERVIEW OF AN INDIAN AND AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE

  • V. Mathur
  • P. Musyuni

Abstract

Plant Variety Protection (PVP) legislation provide for the establishment of an effective system for protection of plant varieties, the rights of farmers and plant breeders to encourage the development of new varieties of plants. The TRIPS agreement has established the minimum standards for protection and enforcement of plant varieties by the each member country. TRIPS left to each country’s discretion whether to protect new plant varieties by means of patent or by effective sui generis system or by any combination thereof. In India and Africa protection to new plant varieties is provided through PVP Acts. This paper discusses the salient features of the PVP laws of these countries. The PVP law affects the agriculture based economy in countries such as India and Africa in a significant way, thus, economic implications of this law are discussed herein.

Keywords: Plant variety, biological resources, WTO, TRIPS, CBD, UPOV

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Mathur, V., and P. Musyuni. “PLANT VARIETY PROTECTION LEGISLATION: OVERVIEW OF AN INDIAN AND AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE”. International Journal of Drug Regulatory Affairs, Vol. 2, no. 1, Feb. 2018, pp. 12-17, doi:10.22270/ijdra.v2i1.120.