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Geographical Indications and the Trade Related Property Rights Agreement: A Case Study of Basmati Rice Exports

Kranti Mulik () and John Crespi

No 20365, 2004 Annual meeting, August 1-4, Denver, CO from American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association)

Abstract: The recent controversy over the granting of patenting rights to three new strains of Basmati rice by the US Patent and Trademark Office is used as a case study to analyze the impact of incomplete protection of intellectual property. Results suggest that there is evidence that the introduction of a competing product that may infringe on India's geographical indicator has harmed Indian producers in key export markets.

Keywords: International; Relations/Trade (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2004
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