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SpicyIP Tidbit: Madras High Court on IPAB Order in Basmati row


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

For more on Basmati row including its background, see our earlier posts [here, here and here].

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Mathews P. George

Mathews P. George

Mathews is a graduate of National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. His interest in intellectual property was kindled when he bagged the second position in his second year of Law School (in the prestigious Nani Palkhiwala Essay Competition on Intellectual Property). His stint as a student of Prof. Shamnad Basheer further accentuated his interest in intellectual property. Winner of almost a dozen essay competitions in his Law School days, he was involved in various research and policy initiatives relating to intellectual property. Mathews is, currently, based out of Munich, Germany. He had earlier done his LLM in 'IP and Competition Law' from Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre (jointly run by Max Plank Institute for Innovation and Competition, University of Augsburg, Technical University of Munich and George Washington University, Washington).

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