Vol. 9 No. 1
Farmers’ rights and its justification under Indian circumstance
Author(s): B. ROY
Abstract: There is a certain level of acknowledgement worldwide that farmers are an important part of the economic, social and political fabric of society and require support. Article 7 of TRIPs agreement clearly emphasizes that the \'protection and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights should be contribute to the promotion of technological innovation and dissemination of technology, to the mutual advantage of producers and users of the technological knowledge and in a manner conducive to social and economic welfare, and to a balance of rights and obligations. Considering the importance of farmers in the domestication, conservation, improvement and development of crops and its varieties the Government of India enacted the IPR on crop varieties - Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers\' Rights Act, 2001. The Section 39 (1), (i)-(iv) of Chapter IV of PPV&FR Act defines the farmers\' rights.
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