Plant Variety Rights

Plant variety rights (or plant breeders’ rights) are a form of IP designed specifically to protect new varieties of plants and are rarely litigated. We have experts with knowledge of the underlying technologies and direct experience of advising on plant variety right disputes.

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Example Cases

  • Advising the rights holder on the potential to enforce PVRs relating to a variety of citrus fruit and considering the implications of the UK legislation post-Brexit.
  • Advising a UK distributor on PVRs associated with a variety of berry.