India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over the right to use the title basmati rice in the EU. Photo: EPA-EFE India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over the right to use the title basmati rice in the EU. Photo: EPA-EFE
India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over the right to use the title basmati rice in the EU. Photo: EPA-EFE
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The battle over basmati rice: why India and Pakistan may both claim the trademark

  • The fragrant rice is a staple in Indian cooking and has historically been grown in the Himalayan foothills, but a dispute has been bubbling over
  • Pakistan complained after India applied for EU rights to use the term, but analysts say it should be a joint claim as basmati is common heritage

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India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over the right to use the title basmati rice in the EU. Photo: EPA-EFE India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over the right to use the title basmati rice in the EU. Photo: EPA-EFE
India and Pakistan are at loggerheads over the right to use the title basmati rice in the EU. Photo: EPA-EFE
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