From Tradition to Modernity: Which Right for Which Varieties?

  • Bernard Le Buanec
Conference paper

Abstract

As far as plant varieties are concerned, the “tradition” of the protection of intellectual property is fairly recent since, apart from a pontifical law going back to September the 3rd 1833, which was never applied, the oldest laws giving any real protection to breeders are all less than a hundred years old. The first, passed in the United States in 1930, only concerned plants with vegetative propagation, and with a host of exceptions.

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Maize Europe Marketing Defend Keystone 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard Le Buanec
    • 1
  1. 1.Limagrain GroupChappesFrance

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