India’s Movement To Protect Basmati As Its Own

Law360, New York (May 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Examining India’s path toward recognition of Basmati touches on issues shared by developing countries seeking to protect intellectual property rights in exported goods.

A common complaint of some developing countries on this point is that developed countries’ domestic laws, such as those of the United States, don’t serve to support developing countries’ geographical indication (GI) rights if the mark at issue has been used for some time in a non-GI capacity.[1]

Part of this problem may be due to the difficulty a developing country has in...
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