Stop the patenting of plants and animals derived from conventional breeding!
In March 2019, the President of the European Patent Office (EPO) raised two questions at the Enlarged Board of Appeal of the EPO concerning patents on plants and animals derived from conventional breeding. Until 1st of October 2019 third parties were asked to file statements on these questions.
Together with 25.000 individuals and 50 organizations from all over Europe NO PATENTS ON SEEDS! took the opportunity to present the position of civil society. Our position has to be taken into account in the upcoming proceeding at the Enlarged Board of Appeal.
Statement of the Signatory Organisations to the Enlarged Board of Appeal
Letter from NO PATENTS ON SEEDS! to Enlarged Board of Appeal
Background on the questions raised by the president
Press release on occasion of filing the statement to the EPO (1. October 2019)
Photographs - A delegation of the signatory organisations files the statement at the European Patent Office in Munich. For photographs in high resolution please contact firstname.lastname@example.org