'Intellectual Property Rights' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Introduction and meaning of intellectual property, brief introduction to GATT, WTO, TRIPs and WIPO. Treaties for IPR protection. Types of Intellectual Property and legislations covering IPR in India. Patents, copyrights, trademark, industrial design, geographical indications, integrated circuits, trade secrets. Plant breeders’ rights. Registration of plant varieties under PPV&FR Act 2001, breeders, researcher and farmers rights. Traditional knowledge-meaning and rights of TK holders.