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Counseil D’Etat: Certain Organisms Obtained by Mutagenesis Must Comply with GMO Regulations

Seized by associations and unions, the Council of State judges that the organisms obtained by certain mutagenesis techniques must be subject to the regulations...

Update: 26 European Business Organizations ask the EU for Pro-Innovation Rules For Plant Breeding

On 23 April, 22 European business organisations jointly signed a letter calling upon member states and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change...

22 European Business Organisations ask the EU for Pro-Innovation Rules for Plant Breeding

22 European business organisations jointly call upon member states and the European Commission to initiate a legislative change that provides innovation-friendly rules for plant...

No Access, No Benefits – Part 3 – The View From Academia

In previous editions of European Seed, seed company experts discussed struggles relating to the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for plant...

Boosting Regional Seed Trade: How the East African Community is Harmonizing Seed Regulations

The East African Community (EAC) legal and policy framework for agricultural development has been established and is provided for under several key documents; the...

Innovation in a Bind – European Ruling on CRISPR-Cas has Major Consequences

Research assignments that are being withdrawn, companies that are deciding to relocate their R&D departments outside Europe — it is gradually becoming clear that...

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NATIONAL Commission Clears Bayer’s Acquisition of Monsanto, Subject to Conditions The European Commission has approved under the EU Merger Regulation the acquisition of Monsanto by...

A Closer Look at the ‘Sherlock Holmes’ Concept in Infringements Matters

A strong IP system is crucial for innovation in plant breeding Plant breeding is a global and highly innovative activity. Companies invest heavily in the...

As Trump Vows to Stand Up for IP Protection, a “Trade War” Ensues

Guilty: One count of conspiracy to steal trade secrets, one count of conspiracy to commit interstate transportation of stolen property and one count of...

Paving The Way For Sustainable Agriculture

Martin Gruss talked to Adrian Percy, Head of R&D at Bayer Division Crop Science, and Mathias Kremer, Head of Crop Strategies and Portfolio Management,...