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The Court of Justice of the European Union Sheds Light In Case C-176/18 on the Scope of EU Plant Variety Rights

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published on 19 December 2019 the landmark ruling C-176/18 Club de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas vs...

The Ten Pillars: The Position of the European Seed Industry on the Interpretation and Practical Application of the EDV Concept

The understanding of the European Seed Industry of the EDV notion boils down to the following 10 main elements: The conditions that an EDV...

Introduction to the Notion of Essentially Derived Varieties

The notorious concept of the “Essentially Derived Variety” (EDV) is one of the most complex yet fascinating legal constructions in the plant breeding rights’...

Notorious, Complex and Fascinating at the Same Time

The notorious concept of the “Essentially Derived Variety” (EDV) is one of the most complex yet fascinating legal constructions in the plant breeding rights’...