GM cotton patent row: SC issues notice on Monsanto's plea

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Monsanto told the court that it would continue to supply the Indian company but sought a stay on the high court order. 
 

Published: 07th May 2018 02:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2018 02:41 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi High Court. | File Photo

By IANS

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday asked an Indian company to respond to Monsanto's plea challenging a Delhi High Court verdict holding that the American firm cannot claim a patent on its genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds.

Issuing the notice to Indian company Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd., a bench headed by Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said that it would issue common notice and posted the matter for a preliminary hearing on July 18.

Senior counsel Mukul Rohatgi appearing for Monsanto told the court that it would continue to supply the Indian company but sought a stay on the high court order. 

The apex court, however, refused to interfere with the high court order at this stage.

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