Crime doesn’t pay
19 December 2012

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...

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Moving with the times
19 December 2012

We had a small ceremony here yesterday, and permanently “retired” our fax machine after nearly ten years of service. We haven’t received a fax...

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PFE announces Helen Spencer joins the company
06 November 2012

Plants For Europe is delighted to announce that Helen Spencer has joined the company. Helen will have broad responsibilities within the company, but will...

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CPVO application fee going down
01 October 2012

The CPVO has managed to keep it quiet, but we’ve finally received official notification of something that we have known about for quite a...

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Is accepting a fixed-price deal for a new plant a good idea?
23 May 2012

In recent weeks, we’ve seen several advertisements (from one major British garden retailer in particular) suggesting that breeders/finders of new plants could “earn Œ£500...

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Press coverage for breeders
23 May 2012

Plants For Europe works hard to obtain press coverage for our breeders and plants, taking care to ensure that such coverage is timely to...

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Intellectual Property scams
02 May 2012

We frequently hear of IP scams that are doing the rounds – attempts to fleece the owners and users of IP by unscrupulous individuals...

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CPVO going paperless
20 April 2012

The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), the body that administers applications for European Community Plant Variety Rights, is in the process of becoming a...

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Update on Patent Box
28 February 2012

As you will know, Plants For Europe has been campaigning to get Plant Variety Rights included in the new "Patent Box" so that profits...

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Salon du Vegetal
16 February 2012

Graham will be at Salon du Vegetal in Angers, France, on Wednesday and Thursday next week. If you wish to meet him there, please...

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Patent box – media coverage
20 January 2012

Horticulture Week has covered the Patent Box developments.

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IPM Essen
17 January 2012

Graham will be at IPM Essen for all of next week. IPM is the biggest trade show for horticulture anywhere, and is the most...

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