Plant Breeders' Rights

As commercial activity surrounding new plant varieties in Africa becomes more widespread, plant variety registration is critical to ensure proper protection.

The African market has evolved extensively - among those with significant industries in relation to plant varieties include Kenya (cut-flowers), Morocco (fruit), Ethiopia (agricultural including a large coffee industry) and Egypt (agricultural). Many countries have introduced, or are introducing, Plant Breeders’ Rights legislation in response to their obligations in terms of the TRIPS agreement.

Our services in relation to plant breeders’ rights throughout Africa include:

  • preparing and filing plant breeders’ rights applications
  • advising on the importation and subsequent examination of the plant variety material
  • opinions, agreements and litigation
  • advice and legal assistance for the commercialisation of a plant variety

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The Team

Dina Biagio

Pretoria, South Africa

Partner

d.biagio@spoor.com

+ 27 12 676 1112

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David Cochrane

Pretoria, South Africa

Partner

d.cochrane@spoor.com

+ 27 12 676 1001

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Tyron Grant

Pretoria, South Africa

Partner

t.grant@spoor.com

+ 27 12 676 1145

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Craig Kahn

Pretoria, South Africa

Partner

c.kahn@spoor.com

+ 27 12 676 1110

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Hugh Moubray

Pretoria, South Africa

Partner

h.moubray@spoor.com

+ 27 12 676 1025

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Margaret Le Galle

Jersey, Channel Islands

Director

m.legalle@spoor.co.uk

+ 44 1534 838 032

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