Plant varieties

We were one of the first firms in Ukraine that became actively involved in the protection of intellectual property rights to plant varieties.

Our plant variety practice is focused on a full spectrum of consultancy services related to all aspects of the protection of proprietary and non-proprietary rights to plant varieties, particularly plant breeders’ rights, including the preparation and filing of applications for such rights in Ukraine, registration of varieties in the Plant Variety Register following checks for suitability for distribution in Ukraine, post grant administrative procedures, particularly maintenance of registered varieties on the Register and others.

We also represent plant breeders in court proceedings in case of infringement of exclusive rights to plant varieties by third parties. We also advice on other related legal issues concerning marketing and promotion of plant varieties, operation of farmlands and nurseries, market monitoring and licensing, etc.