INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ON WOODY ORNAMENTAL PLANT VARIETIES
The UPOV convention is the basis for legislation on plant breeders rights (PBR) defining an intellectual property system for new varieties of plants. 70 countries and the European Union as international organisation are currently member of UPOV and have adopted such a legislation. The presentation explains on the basis of the UPOV convention who is entitled to plant breeders rights, under which condi¬tions a right is granted and the scope of such rights including restrictions, and exemptions. Furthermore, the presentation details keywords of the legislation in order to enable applicants for plant breeders rights to understand the legal procedure of the granting process. Finally, particularities in relation to woody ornamentals are pointed out and protection of such varieties in the European Union is dealt with.
Wegner, J. (2013). INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY ON WOODY ORNAMENTAL PLANT VARIETIES. Acta Hortic. 990, 221-228
essentially derived varieties, intellectual property rights, plant breeder's right, plant variety