Legal Notice

Updated 15 December 2013

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On intellectual property

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  • You agree that IRRI may give all notices, legal or otherwise, that are required to give to you by posting notice on the website or, if we have your email address, by sending notice by email, at our discretion. On the other hand, if you want to communicate with us, you agree to send IRRI official notices by mailing it to the following address:

International Rice Research Institute
DAPO Box 7777
Metro Manila 1301

Attention: Deputy Director General – Communication & Partnerships

The above address should also be used in cases of any notice for IP violations and/or claims.

Read more about IRRI's Policy on Intellectual Property Rights.