DNA labelling of varieties covered by patent protection: a new solution for managing intellectual property rights in the seed industry

  title={DNA labelling of varieties covered by patent protection: a new solution for managing intellectual property rights in the seed industry},
  author={Karin Ljubic Fister and Iztok Fister and Jana Murovec and Borut Bohanec},
  journal={Transgenic Research},
Plant breeders’ rights are undergoing dramatic changes due to changes in patent rights in terms of plant variety rights protection. Although differences in the interpretation of »breeder’s exemption«, termed research exemption in the 1991 UPOV, did exist in the past in some countries, allowing breeders to use protected varieties as parents in the creation of new varieties of plants, current developments brought about by patenting conventionally bred varieties with the European Patent Office… 
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