Plant Variety Rights

Plant Variety Rights

Plant variety rights protect plant cultivations. They ensure that solely the plant variety right owner and/or its licensee are authorized to propagate a protected variety in the pursuit of commercial exploitation, e.g. by granting a licence therein. Our activities in the field of plant variety right protection comprise in particular:

  • Representation in application proceedings before the (German) Federal Plant Variety Office as well as before the Community Plant Variety Office
  • Global filing of plant variety right applications
  • Judicial and extra-judicial enforcement and defence of plant variety rights before the (German) Federal Plant Variety Office and the (German) Federal Patent Court as well as before the Community Plant Variety Office, the Courts of the European Union (General Court, Court of Justice of the European Union) and all national courts
  • Border seizures
  • Contractual consultancy

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