Three PFE plants shortlisted for Chelsea Plant of the Year
18 May 2014

We are absolutely delighted the we have three plants in the shortlist of 20 for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2014 Plant of the...

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Protective measures against pests of plants
16 April 2014

You may have seen media coverage of the new EU proposal covering protective measures againsts pests of plants. We have serious reservations regarding this...

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Eryngium Neptune’s Gold and social media
15 April 2014

We’ve recently launched Eryngium Neptune’s Gold on social media. You can follow all the latest news on Facebook here, or follow our Twitter hashtag...

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European Union Plant Reproductive Material regulation – new update
15 April 2014

This post should be read in conjunction with the related preceding posts, which you can find below. Following on from the last update, the...

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New update on the European Commission’s PRM regulation proposal
24 March 2014

Today, the British stakeholder group that has been working on the European Commission’s proposal for a regulation on plant reproductive material (PRM) met virtually....

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Further update on the European Commission PRM regulation proposals
18 March 2014

There has been much in the news recently about developments in Brussels regarding the European Commission’s proposed regulation on plant reproductive material (PRM). The...

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Proposed changes to Community Trademark regulations
06 February 2014

My thanks to Thomas Leidereiter for pointing this out to me. However, the commentary below and any errors or inaccuracies it contains are mine...

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Update on proposed EC PRM Regulation – not all good news?
06 February 2014

A quick update on the progress of the European Commissionäó»s Plant Reproductive Material Regulation. A vast number of amendments to the Regulation have been...

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CPVO DUS examination fees likely to increase from 1 January 2015
05 February 2014

We are always pleased when the cost of something is reduced. In 2013, the application fee for a Community Plant Variety Right was reduced...

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Changes in representation
13 December 2013

Many of you will have heard that PLA International is downscaling activities now that it has become part of the DNA Green Group. They...

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Big increase in UK Plant Breeder’s Rights fees – does it matter?
31 October 2013

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) is currently conducting a consultation on increasing the fees for UK Plant Breeder’s Rights....

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Scabiosa Walberton’sŒ¬ Pink Mist in Europe
09 September 2013

You may be aware that the United States Plant Patent in Scabiosa Walberton’s® Pink Mist, bred by David Tristram, recently expired. This variety is...

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