Tech Lawyer Talks Plant Patent Protection

Farm Progress

"'The farm bill brought a significant change to the Plant Variety Protection Act,' Holly pointed out. 'Up until this new farm bill, the PVP protected sexually produced plants, but you couldn’t use that protection for asexually produced plants.' This changed with the farm bill, and now those plants – often produced from clones or cuttings – are protected. This is big for the flower industry, and a change that was developed with help from the American Seed Trade Association."

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Chris Holly Partner, Washington, DC