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Plant IP 101: Options for protecting novel plant varieties using various federal IP rights


The United States led the world when it decided, in 1930, to create a means for breeders of novel plant varieties to protect their innovations.  Now the majority of countries in the industrialized world have systems for breeders to protect their innovations, and we have come a long way in the U.S. from that basic plant patent from the 1930s.  In the U.S., breeders of novel plant varieties now have several options that they can use to protect their innovations, including plant patents, utility patents, and plant variety protection certificates.  Which type of protection is most appropriate depends on a number of factors, including the type of plant variety, how it is reproduced, and what the breeder would like to stop others from doing with the variety.  In this webinar we will examine all of these types of protection and their interplay with each other and with other forms of protection, such as trademarks and licenses.  By using these protections effectively, a plant IP practitioner can help clients build a strong IP fence around their innovative new plant varieties to ensure the client receives value for their years of breeding efforts.


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Thursday, January 28, 2021


12:30 – 1:30 PM




Travis W. Bliss, Partner


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Plant IP 101 CLE – YOUR NAME

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Monday, January 25, 2021


Miki Yamaguchi

IP Practice Manager


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Panitch Schwarze commits the time to listen to and evaluate each client’s unique needs so we can advise on the best forms of IP protection.