THE NEW VARIETIES OF PLANTS
The first Intellectual and Industrial Property Institute was that regarding Varieties of Plants and in Italy our Office is the one able to offer consulting services on this matter.
Nowadays, the new Industrial property Code treats the New Varieties of Plants subject-matter in a separate section to meet its new requirements.
Thanks to the leg. Decree no. 455 of 1998 – 11 – 03, a specific patent has been introduced, in the Italian Regulation. The mentioned decree derives from the “Union pour la protection des obtentions vegetales” (the UPOV Convention) of 1991. It aims at fostering an effective system of plant varieties and allowing the Members of the Union to recognize the results obtained by the Breeders and give them a specific right.
Moreover, the Council Regulation (EC) No. 2100 of 1994 – 07 – 27 established a Community-wide protection system for new plant varieties that is to say a specific Industrial Property Regime.
Our Office performs all kind of protection procedure:
in foreign countries;
Community Plant Variety Right;