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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci (2020) 9(7): 140-146 140 Review Article https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.907.016 The Implications of Intellectual Property Rights in Protecting Animal Genetics Resources and Biodiversity: A Review R. Selvam* Department of Animal Genetics and Breeding, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Tirunelveli - 627 358, Tamil Nadu, India Tamil Nadu Veterinary and AnimalSciences University *Corresponding author ABSTRACT Introduction Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind which includes inventions, literary and artistic works, and symbols, names, images, and designs used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories such as Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications (WIPO, 1970). Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) is an exclusive right over the creations of the mind. Intellectual property includes patents, trademarks, industrial designs and geographic...