This paper begins with a brief discussion about the Plant Varieties and their value as an intellectual property for the breeders and the farmers. This paper then discusses the evolution and current state of Plant Varieties protection across various jurisdictions such as US, EU and India. This paper further discusses the rights provided to the farmers and the breeders in the different jurisdictions. This paper then makes a comparative study of farmers rights and the breeders rights in different jurisdictions. The paper also discusses the various approaches to protection of the rights of the stakeholders including the Sui genesis legislation of India. The paper finally provides the suggestions to balance the rights of the farmers and the breeders.
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Abhinav Gupta, Pranshu Negi. Protection of ‘Plant Varieties’ Vs. Balancing of rights of Breeders and Farmers. Int. J. Rev. and Res. Social Sci. 2019; 7(4): 741-745. doi: 10.5958/2454-2687.2019.00050.9