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Multilateral Investment Agreement and Poor Countries

from the WTO/TRIPs will have to decide on an IPR regime for micro organisms. Micro organisms do not feature as much in the mainstream of community knowledge as plants and animals. Even then, there are pockets of specialised knowledge regarding their use in cases like human and veterinary care and the processing and preservation of many foods. Care will have to be taken that any IPR regime that India accepts, will have provisions for acknowledging and compensating the rights accruing from indigenous knowledge.

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