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Intellectual Property Rights in the Uruguay Round-An Indian Perspective

Intellectual Property Rights in the Uruguay Round An Indian Perspective D M Nachane The recently concluded Uruguay Round has ushered in a new era of strengthened intellectual property protection. This is Ukely to have several consequences for LDCs. not all of which are transparent. The main focus of our paper is to examine these consequences. Special attention is also given to the specific areas in the Indian patent system where modification will be necessary and to how such modification will affect the economy at large. The pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors are analysed in greater detail. The threat of trade retaliation is examined in the early part of the paper and the penultimate section examines the seriousness of this threat from India's point of view.

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