Biodiversity and IP: The Struggle is Real

The Indian Patent Office has seen a steady increase in the number of patent filing in the last few years. A number of these patent applications are centered around biological resources. If you or your company are applying for a patent that uses or is based on biological resources, an important piece...
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Changes to the FDI Policy, 2017

A significant change has been taken by the government of India with respect to FDI inSingle Brand Retail Trading (SBRT). The Union Cabinet on January 10, 2018 approved a number of amendments to the existing FDI Policy, 2017....
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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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