The protection of intellectual property rights on plant varieties requires specific technical knowledge and the fulfilment of complex procedures; assistance for which is provided by De Simone & Partners to its clients by representing them before the appropriate authorities that may grant exclusive rights on new varieties of plants. 

Our work includes drafting, filing and prosecuting National and European Community Certificates for Plant Varieties, as well as issuing opinions on validity and interference with genetically modified plant patents.

We propose to our clients the best protection available through a comprehensive and creative approach in filing and prosecuting patent applications, in negotiating and drafting license agreements, collaborative research agreements, development and marketing agreements, and also material transfer agreements.