[Priyadarshini Singh, a postgraduate student at Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, writes about IP protection and agrochemicals from an Indian perspective. ]

Abstract

This paper seeks to study data exclusivity with particular reference to Indian agrochemical products. The authors try to define data exclusivity and offer an interpretation of Article 39 of the TRIPS agreement in light of data exclusivity to agrochemical products. The paper examines the Indian position and perspective of data exclusivity by discussing the Satwant Reddy Committee Report. The author also highlights the debate pertaining to IP protection and agrochemicals in the Indian scenario. The article also discusses the recent developments in India and around the globe in data exclusivity and agricultural
chemicals.