Actions against patents on barley and beer

2 and 8 October 2018 / On these days, hearings in regards to the oppositions against the patents EP2384110 and EP2373154 filed by Carlsberg/Heineken are held at the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich. The patents cover the plants, the harvest, the process for brewing, malt and wort and all drinks produced by this method.

On this occasion, flags are distributed to the visitors of the Oktoberfest on October 2nd at Hackerbrücke in Munich and on October 8th in front of the EPO at Bob van Benthem-Platz 1 to raise awareness that patents on conventionally bred plants and animals are prohibited. 

Further information on the patents on barley and beer

Photos: Falk Heller/argum, Thomas Einberger/argum