This online course will take place within the Erasmus Mundus Programme emPlant.
The two systems (plant patent and plant breeders’ right) and implication for breeder rights will be studied. Breeder’s exemption and farmer privilege will be analysed. From practical examples, lecturers from institutions and companies will analyse each system. Infringement cases and violations will be analyzed.
UPOV origin and historical steps are presented. DCU and VCU notions.
The transgenic varieties, the mutant and somaclonal variants will allow to introduce the notion of Essentially Derived Variety (EDV). Current and potential application of molecular markers and next-generation sequencing will be discussed.