Observers say the government's rejection of the Dunkel proposals on seed patenting is just an eyewash.

The government says there are opportunities to improve the Dunkel packager but not all are convinced that it is trying hard enough. Environmentalists and farmers fear the country may wind up having to accept a fait accompli.

Indian government"s concerns with theDunkel draft Commerce ministry"s comments: What the critics say: If the facility for process palents,

Developing countries are concerned by the silent disappearance of some and the qver-simplificalion of other provisions of the Brussels Draft, 1990 -the first draft agreement

THE DUNKEL draft on the renegotiated GATT is finally becoming a public concern in India and farmers are taking the issue to the streets. Several industrial sectors, too, have expressed concern

INDIANS still do not have the culture of seeking patents. Over the last 15 years, foreigners have obtained two to three times more patents in India every year than Indians. In 1989-90, Indians held

Imperial Chemical Industries of England and Calgene of the USA are at war over who owns the patent rights to a "fresh" tomato. Both companies have developed a genetically improved, longer-lasting,

Forty five bodies have joined hands to mobilise protest campaigns against changes in laws which will comply with GATT proposals for a new economic regime

FOR once the Japanese are running scared from the Americans. Minolta, the camera manufacturer, recently coughed up US $127.5 million to Honeywell, the US controls technology group, which had

This research examines how patent applications and the granting of patents developed at the European Patent Office in 2010. It also examines how the EPO has dealt with other applications for patents on conventionally bred plants following the decision on the broccoli patent. The report shows a steadily increasing number of patent applications and patents granted at the Patent Office.