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Setback for PepsiCo as India revokes patent for Lay's potatoes

Withdrawing the lawsuits the same year, the New York-based company said it wanted to settle the issue amicably

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PepsiCo | Pepsico India | IPR

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PepsiCo has maintained that it developed the FC5 variety of potato, and registered the trait in 2016

India has revoked a patent for a variety grown exclusively for Inc's popular Lay's chips, according to an order issued on Friday by the Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Rights (PPVFR) Authority. In 2019, sued some Indian farmers based in the western state of Gujarat for cultivating the FC5 variety, which has a lower moisture content required to make snacks such as potato chips.

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First Published: Fri, December 03 2021. 21:09 IST

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