Here’s an interesting news story.

Consider carefully the court’s judgement. The infringer has been selling a PVR-protected plant variety under false identity. The court has found in favour of the rights owner. As punishment, the infringer must pay compensation (to be determined), the infringing crops must be destroyed immediately and details of the case are to be published in the trade press.

So, infringing PVR not only costs you cash, it costs your plants and costs your reputation.

Is it a price worth paying?

Be assured, that PFE will work with breeders to take appropriate action against any infringement of PFE-managed varieties. You’d be daft to risk it.