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April 1, 2015

Inquiétude de l’Union Française des Semenciers après les décisions Brocoli / Tomate de l’Office européen des Brevets

„Entscheidung im ‚Brokkoli-Fall‘ setzt falsches Signal“ - Deutscher Bauernverband fordert Änderung der EU-Biopatentrichtlinie 

European Patent Office backs patents on conventional plants: broccoli, tomato cases decided (Intellectual Property Watch)

March 31, 2015

PBL’s patent on glucoraphanin-rich broccoli : Valid - European Patent Office Decision confirms societal value and validity of patents for innovative plant breeding

Patent ruling boosts innovative plant breeding

Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin des BMEL besucht Bundessortenamt 

European Seed Association regrets "broccoli/tomato decision" of European Patent Office's Enlarged Board of Appeal - Patentability of plants obtained by essentially biological processes threatens balance of breeders’ rights and patents and may hinder future breeding innovation

March 30, 2015

Deutschland - Nachbau melden, damit die Ernte von morgen sicher ist - Erklärungen für Herbst 2014/Frühjahr 2015 bis zum 30.06.2015 abgeben

Uitspraak octrooibureau grote tegenslag voor plantenveredelaars - Octrooieren van natuurlijke eigenschappen bevestigd

March 27, 2015

UPOV Council holds its thirty-second extraordinary session

Bundesverband Deutscher Pflanzenzüchter übt Kritik an Entscheidung im Brokkoli Fall - Patentrecht wird unangemessen ausgeweitet – Zugang zu genetischer Diversität gefährdet 

March 26, 2015

Canada - New website launched to help stakeholders adapt to updated Plant Breeders’ Rights

Zimbabwe - Government urged recognises the rights of smallholder farmers to save, use and freely exchange indigenous seed varieties (The Herald)

March 25, 2015

Semilleros advierten que necesitan cobrar patentes para invertir en tecnología - Desde la Asociación de Semilleros Argentinos insisten en que se debe buscar un mecanismo para que haya una retribución y apuntan contra el Estado, que no fiscaliza (Cronista)

Tifton County, Gerogia farmer fined after cotton seed company sues (The Tifton Gazette)

United Kingdom - Plant Varieties and Seeds Gazette, March 2015

March 22, 2015

Rwanda - Government is looking into protecting its unique plant varieties (East African Business Week)

March 21, 2015

Indian government seeds stronger IP protection with agrochemicals (The Financial Express)

March 19, 2015

Nova diretoria da APASEM: Semente pirata e área de refúgio preocupam setor

Rwanda - New bill seeks to protect plant breeding (AllAfrica)

China - Cultivating legal changes to protect new seed varieties

March 16, 2015

USA - The Plant Variety Protection Act - An increasingly important form of intellectual property protection for plants (Morrison & Foerster)

March 14, 2015

El Instituto Colombiano Agropecuario (ICA) no solo quiere imponer las semillas ahora también los documentales (Las 2 Orillas)

March 13, 2015

American Seed Trade Association meets with Chinese delegation (Agri Marketing)

Canada - New website launched to help stakeholders adapt to updated Plant Breeders’ Rights

DuPont sues Monsanto over soybean technology (Delaware Online)

March 12, 2015

EU-Saatgutverordnung endgültig zurückgezogen - Deutscher Bauernverband begrüßt die Entscheidung der EU-Kommission

March 11, 2015

Exosect is granted patent for novel seed treatment of oilseeds

March 9, 2015

Argentina - Monsanto pone a prueba en el país su sistema de cobro de patentes por semillas de soja (Cronista)

Apply before April 18th for Plant Variety Protection Course in June 2015 at Wageningen UR


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