Monthly Archives: January 2013

India Seeks Comment on Examination of Biotech Patent Applications

India’s Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks has published draft “Guidelines on Biotechnology [Patent] Applications,”and is seeking public comment on the proposed guidelines. Comments or suggestions may be sent to the Controller General by e-mail ( The deadline … Continue reading

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Belgian Court Finds Plant Variety Rights Infringement

On December 3, 2012, a court in the city of Ghent, Belgium ruled that bromeliad ornamental plant varieties marketed under the names “Starlight” and “Catherine” were indistinguishable from a protected variety known as “Calypso,” and thus the marketing and sale … Continue reading

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