Yet another Basmati bombshell is in the offing! The Basmati –patent saga continues and this one comes from right across the border.
Pakistan plans to take legal action against India over a dispute on patenting of Super Basmati rice, a media report in
"Trading Corporation of Pakistan & Rice Export Association of
Leaders of the rice exporters associations of both the countries would meet in
The controversy kicked off, pursuant to a notification dated May 24th May issued by the Commerce Ministry amending Basmati Rice (Quality Control and Inspection) (Amendment) Rules, 2006 declaring Super Basmati eligible for export. This move in consequence is likely to substantially impact
While Basmati is sui generis to both
In contradistinction, the
Further, to add insult to injury,
The fall out of this face off, the G.I talks between
With the stage set for a pitched battle this one has all the makings of a Super IP Nuke. Both sides equally poised with respective claims that appear legitimate, who will walk away with the spoils of the war is anybody’s guess!