Practice Areas

Plant Varieties


In 1997, Brazil opted for a sui generis system for protection of intellectual property rights of new plant varieties entirely unrelated to the patent system and based on the Union Internationale pour La Protection des Obtentions Végétales (UPOV), in order to allow protection of plant varieties. Subordinated to the Ministry of Agriculture, the National Service for Plant Variety Protection (SNPC) analyzes the plant varieties registration requests. Luiz Leonardos & Advogados has highly skilled professionals to undertake the process of obtaining such registration with the SNPC, and to enforce such intellectual property rights.

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