ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Tamil Nadu Co-operative Movement in Peril

Paris Convention on the protection of patents, designs and trade marks to cover not only industrial property, as originally conceived, but all intellectual property on a much broader basis. Rajiv Gandhi has actually argued that "we are always substituting third generation or fourth generation and we are never upfront when we are doing import substitution". Invariably, according to him, by the time we have a breakthrough in import-substituting, technology of the next generation or perhaps two generations ahead is already available to us readily and "that frustrates our scientists and technologists and our effort to go into production'. What he thus made out is a case for unhindered import of patented goods and technologies with Indian scientists and technologists to act as hired hands of foreign interests.

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