Enforcing Plant Variety Rights
We represent clients in opposition or revocation proceedings before the Community Plant Variety Office and its Board of Appeal.
We can advise on contentious matters such as disputes over the concept of essentially derived varieties (EDVs), and on the enforcement of rights by Customs detentions.
Dealing with infringement of plant variety rights is a matter for the courts in the relevant country and we work closely with firms of solicitors (attorneys) and barristers (advocates or trial lawyers) in handling litigation to enforce your plant variety rights against third parties, or to defend you if you face legal proceedings from third parties.
However, many disputes are eventually settled without the need to pursue legal proceedings to a conclusion. We have wide experience in negotiating settlements for our clients and can guide you skilfully through this challenging process.