Importing plants into India: processes and challenges

There have been dramatic advancements in agriculture in the last century. A tremendous increase in agricultural productivity took place due to advances in plant breeding, development of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, multiple cropping methods, and introduction of genetically modified crops....
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IP Rights for GM Seeds

There have been dramatic advancements in agriculture in the last century. A tremendous increase in agricultural productivity took place due to advances in plant breeding, development of fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides, multiple cropping methods, and introduction of genetically modified crops....
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Easing Labour Compliances

On February 21, 2017, with an aim at streamlining compliances required under certain labour laws and with a view to improving the ease of doing business in India, the Government of India (“Government”) introduced the Ease of Compliance to Maintain Registers under various Labour Laws Rules, 2017 ...
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Double Patenting

It is a commonly accepted principle of patent law that two patents cannot be granted to the same applicant for one invention. This follows from the idea of a patent itself, which is a bundle of rights (such as the right to use or the right to license) granted to an inventor for their invention. ...
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How to make permissible patent amendments

This is a period of tumultuous and exciting change for Indian intellectual property, and patent practice in particular. The Indian patent office is streamlining its service and practice guidelines; new innovators are more engaged with the IP system; patentees are actively enforcing patent rights; an...
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