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Eleven reasons why Europe needs to ban patents on food plants and farm animals

New applications for patents on conventional plant and animal breeding (2020)

The report gives an overview of patent applications filed for conventional plant and animal breeding between
2018 and 2019, which may be granted by the European Patent Office in the next few years.

Elleve grunde til at Europa er nødt til at forbyde patenter på planter og dyr til fødevareproduktion (Danish)

Der er nye ansøgninger om patenter på planter og dyr på vej – også patenter
på planter og dyr, som er forædlet eller fremavlet ved traditionelle forædlingsmetoder (2020)

Denne rapport giver et indblik i de patentansøgninger, der er indgivet på traditionelt forædlede planter og dyr i
2018 og 2019 og som måske vil blive godkendt af den Europæiske Patent Organisation i løbet af de næste par år.

Résumé en français du rapport 2020

Résumé en français du rapport "Eleven reasons why Europe needs to ban patents on food plants and farm animals. New applications for patents on conventional plant and animal breeding" (2020)

No patents on seeds!

Overview 2018-2019: No patents on seeds! End the legal chaos at the European Patent Office! Conventional breeding must be free of patent claims.

No Patents On Seeds Rapport 2019 (Danish)

Stop det juridiske kaos i den Europæiske Patent Organisation!Traditionel planteforædling skal friholdes fra patentering.

‘Invented’ and patented: from ‘seed to meat’; from ‘maize to milk’

Patent applications covering everything from the animal feed to the final product are increasing.

Patents on Animals for Food Production

Overview of patents on animals and animal breeding, which have been granted by the EPO during the last years.

No patents on broccoli, barley and beer!

In January 2018, NO PATENTS ON SEEDS! issued a new report which shows that the European Patent Office continues to grant patents on conventionally bred plants - despite the fact that in 2017, the contracting states had tried to tighten the relevant bans.

Patent applications on conventionally bred plants

The report, published in 2016, provides an overview of recent developments concerning patents on conventionally bred plants - i.a. on new strategies of the industry and the European Patent Office, current patent applications and their political and legal background.