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How cannabis brand owners can cover their buds with plant breeders' rights
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • April 16 2018

The federal government is moving quickly towards legalising the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. Although Canada's

Don’t let your brand go to pot (Part II): how cannabis brand owners can cover their “buds” with plant breeders’ rights
  • Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh
  • Canada
  • March 5 2018

The Canadian federal government is moving quickly towards legalizing the possession and consumption of cannabis for recreational purposes. However

EU Court Offers Preview of Potential Regulatory Approach for Gene Edited Plants
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA, European Union
  • February 15 2018

Late last month, an advisor to the Court of Justice of the European Union issued an opinion recommending that plants produced using innovative

Proposed changes to the Plant Breeder’s Rights system
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • Australia
  • November 29 2017

In October 2017, IP Australia released an Exposure Draft of the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part

Word on the grapevine - Plant Breeder’s Rights Office expands definition of “vine”
  • Griffith Hack
  • Australia
  • November 17 2017

The definition of what a Vine is when it comes to plant breeder's rights has been expanded following submissions by Griffith Hack on behalf of a

Protecting New Plant Varieties Under Thai Law
  • Tilleke & Gibbins
  • Thailand
  • November 29 2016

In Thailand, plant varieties are protected under the Plant Varieties Protection Act B.E. 2542 (1999) (Act), which is administered by the Ministry of

Patents for new plant varieties in Europe
  • KASS International
  • European Union
  • August 26 2015

A common dilemma amongst plant breeders is how to protect their new plant variety. In general, there are two ways to do this by patent or by plant

Patentability of plants and plant products under the EPC
  • Marks & Clerk
  • European Union
  • April 14 2015

In the area of plant breeding and genetic engineering, plants, parts or products thereof are patentable under the European Patent Convention (EPC) as

A new breed of plant patents in Europe
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • European Union
  • April 8 2015

Claims directed to plants or plant products (other than a plant variety) made by a process involving traditional breeding practices have been deemed

Breaking up is hard to do: the California Strawberry Commission’s claim to university plant breeding research
  • Lane Powell PC
  • USA
  • November 5 2014

Plant patents are often overshadowed by their more well-known utility and design patent counterparts under U.S. law. Yet, with the increasing