Title: Scenario of intellectual property right on microorganism and microbiological research: an imperative need to amend

Authors: Rajesh Kumar; Amar Jyoti Das

Addresses: Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Vidya Vihar, Raibareli Road, Lucknow-226 025 India ' Department of Environmental Microbiology, School for Environmental Sciences, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar (A Central) University, Vidya Vihar, Raibareli Road, Lucknow-226 025 India

Abstract: Microorganism and microbiological research is one of the vital research areas in the field of scientific research. But intellectual property rights regarding microorganism and microbiological research is still assaying as compared to the other areas. The present review furnishes a brief overview of the scenario regarding intellectual property right with special emphasis on microorganism and microbiological research in developed and developing countries. Deluging overview demonstrates that intellectual property right on microorganism and microbiological research expects major amendment.

Keywords: microorganisms; microbiological research; intellectual property rights; IPR; microbiology; scientific research.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIPM.2016.079571

International Journal of Intellectual Property Management, 2016 Vol.9 No.1, pp.1 - 4

Available online: 30 Sep 2016 *

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