Plant Breeders' Rights
As commercial activity surrounding new plant varieties in Africa becomes more widespread, plant variety registration is critical to ensure proper protection.
The African market has evolved extensively - among those with significant industries in relation to plant varieties include Kenya (cut-flowers), Morocco (fruit), Ethiopia (agricultural including a large coffee industry) and Egypt (agricultural). Many countries have introduced, or are introducing, Plant Breeders’ Rights legislation in response to their obligations in terms of the TRIPS agreement.
Our services in relation to plant breeders’ rights throughout Africa include:
- preparing and filing plant breeders’ rights applications
- advising on the importation and subsequent examination of the plant variety material
- opinions, agreements and litigation
- advice and legal assistance for the commercialisation of a plant variety
contact us for further information.