Information on patents in the field of plant breeding
Developing a new plant variety is complex and expensive, and it can take up to fifteen years to bring a variety to the market. The expenses incurred in the development process are financed through the sale of the seed. Given that plant seeds can be simply ‘copied’ through propagation, a suitable protection system is needed. Plant variety protection and patent law, in particular, serve this purpose. Find out more about patent protection in the field of plant breeding here.
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