How to protect your plant variety certificate?

Have you thought about protecting your plant varieties?

🌱You have created a new plant variety and wish to protect your rights? You are the holder of a plant variety certificate and a third party infringes your rights ?

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Dreyfus assists you in protecting your new varieties and in defending your interests during their exploitation in France and abroad.

Why protect your plant varieties?

Plant varieties can be protected by a plant variety certificate when certain specific requirements are met. This certificate provides legal protection to breeders up to 30 years.

How to protect your plant varieties?

Plant variety protection is a complex legal matter. Nonetheless, the Dreyfus team is delighted to help you understand the issues and to advise properly and efficiently on how to protect your discoveries.

We will accompany you and assist you during the formal registration with the competent entities such as the secretariat of the French National Office for Plant Breeders’ Rights (INOV) in order to obtain a French certificate, the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) to obtain a certificate from the European Union or the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) to obtain an international certificate.

Besides our administrative guidance, we assist you during the technical examination of your plant variety. The goal is to successfully submit the application!

The Dreyfus team also offers a personalized support throughout the life of your certificate by assisting you in the commercial and legal management of your protected plant variety. For instance, we may advise you to sell licenses, to enter into a contractual relationship with third parties and to recommend you on how to use your certificate to make it more profitable. In addition, we help you negotiate and conclude sale and distribution agreements.

Ultimately, the Dreyfus team offers you suitable advice in the context of legal proceedings, particularly in the event of counterfeiting, fraudulent practices or contractual conflicts.

🌱With the support of Dreyfus, you are able to peacefully create, value and protect your plant varieties!