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April 17, 2015

The Golden Rice project wins the Patents for Humanity Award 2015

April 16, 2015

Cellectis Plant Sciences, Inc. locks early CRISPR intellectual property uses in plants - Cellectis plant sciences entered in an exclusive license agreement with the Regents of the University of Minnesota covering certain uses of CRISPR technology

Argentine farmers say Monsanto soy contract breaks local law (Reuters)

Patentability of plants and plant products under the European Patent Convention (Lexology

Patentability of plants and plant materials in Europe (Lexology)

April 15, 2015

International standard proposed for plant breeders' rights

South Dakota, USA - Licensing agreement puts new seed varieties in producers’ hands

April 14, 2015

Canadian government streamlines variety registration process - New process will encourage innovation across Canada’s crop sector
Le gouvernement canadien simplifie le processus d'enregistrement des variétés - Un nouveau processus favorisera l'innovation dans l'ensemble du secteur des cultures du Canada

North Dakota, USA - Governor signs seed law legislation

April 10, 2015

Italy lacks requisite laws to reward research and development in rice seeds sector (Oryza)

April 9, 2015

A new breed of plant patents in Europe (Lexology)

April 8, 2015

Controlli interforze contro le coltivazioni illegali - Prato, lo ha annunciato la Forestale in un seminario sull'alimentazione. Nei giorni scorsi l'allarme della Coldiretti sulle importazioni illegali di sementi made in China (Il Tirreno)

The next green intellectual property haven: CIOPORA to host 54th Annual General Meeting, held in Hamburg April 27-30

April 6, 2015

Weiter Kritik am Patenturteil im Brokkoli-Fall (Proplanta)

Brevettabilità delle piante: per ASSOSEMENTI a rischio la libertà di ricerca e il miglioramento varietale

April 5, 2015

Chorus for Geographical Indication tag to Madhya Pradesh's Basmati grows louder in the corridors of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (The Times of India)

April 4, 2015

Argentina - La Salada tiene su clon con la venta ilegal de semillas (La Nacion)

Who owns CRISPR? - With one US patent awarded and many other applications under consideration for the popular genome-editing technology, companies are adopting multiple strategies to navigate the complex intellectual property landscape (The Scientist)

April 3, 2015

Interrelations between plant treaty, UPOV, WIPO, farmers’ rights – Do they equate? (Intellectual Property Watch)

April 2, 2015

Exosect Ltd. takes legal action against Bayer CropScience for patent infringement

Producing and licensing new plant varieties developed by plant breeders from the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (Southeast AgNet)

April 1, 2015

Landmark case on Beneforte broccoli patent

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








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