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No Patents on Seeds! calls for an International Conference

No Patents on Seeds! calls for an International Conference

No Patents on Seeds! has started a petition calling for an international conference. The organisation is demanding that a ministerial conference of the contracting states of the EPO is held within one year, with the aim of taking effective measures to stop patents being granted on conventional plant and animal breeding.

SPD#4: Intellectual Property Rights: patents on seeds

SPD#4: Intellectual Property Rights: patents on seeds

To discuss policy developments that affect crop diversity movements, the European Coordination Let’s Liberate Diversity (ECLLD) has launched a series of virtual Seed Policy Dialogues. In July 2021, the SPD focused on a particular type of intellectual property right on seeds, patents, and their impacts on agrobiodiversity.

Naming plants in international legislation- words matter!

Naming plants in international legislation- words matter!

Implications for change and implementation of international legislation by Michèle PERRIN-TAILLAT (THE FULL ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH-LINKS AT THE END) Plant terminology in legislative texts regulating the commercialisation, use and protection of...

European Patent Office finally revokes Monsanto patent on melons

European Patent Office finally revokes Monsanto patent on melons

However, further patents on seeds can still be granted.. 19 March 2021 / The Technical Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO) has confirmed the revocation of a patent on melons held by Monsanto (EP1962578). In the patent, Monsanto claims melons with a...

UPOV animation: The great seed robbery

UPOV animation: The great seed robbery

Most seed laws that are trying to be imposed in the world are based on a convention called UPOV (International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants). Most people or organisations don’t know about UPOV, and its contents and implications for our seeds are...

Petition against patent monopolies on seeds!

Petition against patent monopolies on seeds!

Stop patent monopolies on seeds! We demand a moratorium for patents on plants and animals We demand that the European Patent Office (EPO) takes urgent action to protect the common good by stopping patent monopolies on seeds. As long as we have no solution, there...

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