Plant breeders are creators!
Today is World Intellectual Property Day 2016! The European seed industry relies on Intellectual Property to protect plant breeders' interests and their ability to innovate.
Investment in plant breeding is primarily funded through the plant breeders’ rights system - a unique form of intellectual property which allows a fair return on investment to breeders while guaranteeing the continuous flow of improved plant varieties by safeguarding access to genetic variability through the so-called breeder’s exemption.
Have a look at more in depth information about Intellectual Property, IP protection for plant-related inventions and Community Plant Variety Rights.
Read the Press Release by CPVO (Community Plant Variety Office): World IP Day 2016, ensuring that innovators can keep innovating!
Watch this video from British Society of Plant Breeders: