Plant variety protection


Plant variety rights are comparable to patent rights. The plant variety protected by plant breeders’ rights may only be propagated by the plant variety owners and / or their licensees. Our activity in plant variety protection includes in particular:

  • Representation in application proceedings before the German Federal Plant Variety Office and before the Community Plant Variety Office
  • Organization and implementation of plant variety protection applications worldwide
  • Judicial and extrajudicial enforcement and defence of national and European plant breeders’ rights as well as representation in or coordination of corresponding proceedings before all national courts
  • Border seizure procedures
  • Advice in contractual matters