Plant Varieties

ABG Intellectual Property has a breadth of experience in the protection of seeds, flowers, fruits or trees

Your innovation is valuable: protect your plant varieties IP rights

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 Intellectual Property 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.

We also prosecute the inclusion of plant varieties in the Register of Commercial Varieties, which allows the commercialization of the variety in Spain. The varieties included in said register subsequently pass to the Common Catalogue of the European Union, allowing them to be marketed throughout the European Union.

360º Service

Additionally, we offer:

  • surveillance studies of plant protection titles
  • opposition procedures against the grant of plant variety rights of competitors
  • maintenance of the plant variety right during the full term of the title

Plants and trademarks

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.

Legal Advice

Our legal team assists 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.

Other countries

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.

Get the best protection for your plant varieties IP rights

Our specialists in this category

AllPartnerAssociatePatent Adviser
Agustín Alconada

Agustín Alconada


Agustín is European Patent Attorney since 2007. He is a partner in the Biotechnology Department

Irene Vázquez

Irene Vázquez


Irene is European Patent Attorney. She holds a Ph.D. Biomedicine and is an associate in the Biotechnology & Life Sciences Department

María Corral

María Corral


María is European Patent Attorney and holds a Ph.D. Biochemistry. She is a associate in the Biotechnology & Life Sciences Department

Gemma Muruais

Gemma Muruáis

Patent Adviser

Gemma holds a PhD in Molecular Biology. She is European Patent Attorney and works in our Biotechnology & Life Sciences Department

Laura San Felipe

Patent Adviser

Laura holds a Master in Management & Development of Biomedical Technologies and she is a patent adviser in the Biotech Department

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