Proposed Plant Variety Regulations inconsistent with ARIPO’s Protocol, violates sovereign rights

Friday, 17 June 2016
Sangeeta Shashikant, TWN

Draft Regulations to implement the Arusha Protocol for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants released by the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) are generating controversy for its inconsistency with the Arusha Protocol and its adverse impact on the sovereign rights of ARIPO members.