Protecting, Defending, and Enforcing Plant Variety Intellectual Property Rights

16 Nov 2017

University of Minnesota
Cargill Building for Microbial and Plant Genomics
1500 Gortner Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108

The University of Minnesota and Morrison & Foerster’s Plant IP Group would like to invite you to a special seminar focused on IP protection for university breeders and companies working to commercialize new crops and horticultural varieties. This free seminar will be an excellent opportunity to discuss the most important IP developments in the plant innovation sector.

Some of the wide ranging topics to be covered in this seminar include:

  • How to obtain plant variety protection for a new plant variety
  • How to maintain your IP rights for a new variety, even while publishing and sharing with testers
  • How to obtain a trademark for a new plant variety, and what to do if someone is using your trademark
  • Differences between types of plant variety protection
  • How to use a variety in your breeding program if a new variety has plant variety protection
  • How to seek international protection for a new variety

How to stop a competitor from importing into the U.S. any fruit from a patented tree or grain from a patented or protected plant variety 



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