SpicyIP has recently carried a guest post on the recent IPAB Order in Basmati row which went in favour of APEDA. As per Times of India, on a writ petition filed by Madhya Pradesh against the aforesaid IPAB Order, the Madras High Court passed the following orders: “Till a decision in the writ petition (is taken) no precipitative action will be taken by APEDA in respect of the produce (basmati rice) from Madhya Pradesh in respect of existing areas where such rice is alleged to have been growing.”
If the news report is correct, it may have the effect of (at least partially) staying the IPAB Order. I am awaiting further clarification with regard to the veracity of the report. It is to be noted that The Hindu has given a different version.