Advisory services in the Seed and Plant industry

Alongside plant breeders’ rights, patent rights have entered the plant breeding domain in the past two decades. Traits built into plant varieties, but also certain processes, can be protected by means of patent rights. Patent rights are different from plant breeders’ rights in that patent rights do not have a breeders’ exemption. This enables the patent holder to lay exclusive claims to genetic material and shield certain genetic building blocks from use by others. The patent holder does have the power, though, to grant licenses to other breeders.

We have a long history of advising companies in this industry on IP policies and strategies to maintain competitiveness in a fast changing intellectual property environment.

Our Experienced IPEG team members with a solid expertise in the Seed and Plant industry:

Severin De Wit


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