Due to the exponential growth, over the last years, of new plant varieties of high commercial value, it has become essential for plant breeders’ to protect actively their innovations. ABG has a breath of experiences in the protection of seeds, flowers, fruits or trees.
ABG provides assistance with the evaluation and prosecution of plant variety rights before the Spanish Plant Variety Office (OEVV) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), particularly in aspects related to passing the technical examination and examination of the denomination for the plant variety. Additionally, we offer surveillance studies of plant protection titles, opposition procedures against the grant of plant variety rights of competitors, and the maintenance of the plant variety right during the full term of the title.
Due to our ample experience in other fields of intellectual property, ABG can also advise on the suitability of obtaining patents or trademarks to complement the protection of the plant variety right.
Additionally, our legal team assist our clients in commercial transactions, in the enforcement of the exclusive rights over the product, by negotiating and drafting licensing agreements, and conducting enforcement and infringement litigation.
ABG also provides advice and support for obtaining and enforcing protection in other countries of interest, through the collaboration with reliable and specialized partners in other jurisdictions.