Sui Generis Protection for Plant Varieties and Traditional Agricultural Knowledge: The Example of India
India's conflicting policy goals regarding traditional agricultural knowledge and intellectual property are visible from the amended Patents Act, the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights Act, and the Biological Diversity Act. Registration of traditional varieties remains difficult and centralised compensation schemes show many overlaps. How much use traditional farmers will make of the system therefore remains to be seen.
Antons, C. (2007). Sui Generis Protection for Plant Varieties and Traditional Agricultural Knowledge: The Example of India. European Intellectual Property Review, 29 (12), 480-485.