Intellectual property protection for plants

Intellectual property rights in plants may be of several kinds: patents, plant variety rights, trade marks, trade secrets, genetic resource rights.

Rights vary from country to country. Here we give the position in the European Union.

Modern agriculture requires improvements in the technology of plant breeding to produce new varieties of plant which yield crops having improved resistance to diseases, pests, and other stresses.

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Date published: 25 August 2015

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