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

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Of Basmati and Champagne-Protection under TRIPS

Protection under TRIPS Suman Sahai The marketing of rice grown in America as Basmati rice contravenes the 'geographical indication' clause under TRIPS which offers proprietary rights to a specific geographical area over the products associated with it. 'Champagne' wine and 'Scotch' whisky are two products so protected.

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