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PLANT BREEDERS' RIGHTS

South Africa is a member of the UPOV Convention for the Protection of new Varieties of Plants, and the WTO / TRIPS. Protection by way of a plant breeder’s right may be obtained in respect of new varieties of certain ‘kinds of plants’ by filing an application for registration under the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act. Contact us now for details on protectable subject matter, as well as our services pertaining to Plant Breeders’ Rights in South Africa and worldwide.

Contact one of our patent law professionals

  • Danie Dohmen

    Danie Dohmen is a partner at Adams & Adams in the patent litigation section. He specialises in patent, design, plant breeder’s rights and intellectual property agreement litigation, commercialisation and opinion work. Danie has for a number of consecutive years been ranked in tier 1 for patent litigation in South Africa.

  • Louis van der Walt

    Louis van der Walt is a partner in, and past Chairman of, the Patent Department of Adams & Adams and advises clients in relation to the preparation and filing of patent applications, registered design applications and plant breeders’ rights.

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