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.