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Amendment of Patents Act-Why Parliament Must Defeat It

Amendment of Patents Act Why Parliament Must Defeat It S P Shukla Though the TRIPS agreement is supposed to provide a transition period, the government of India is required under the agreement to amend the Indian Patents Act immediately, inter alia, to grant exclusive marketing rights for pharmaceutical and agricultural chemical products in favour of foreign patent-holders. Since, for all practical purposes, granting exclusive marketing rights will be as good as granting product patent protection, parliament must defeat this amendment.

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