APBREBES Working Paper #1: Global, Profitable, Secret? DNA Fingerprints for Enforcement of UPOV’s Plant Variety Protection

by APBREBES

According to the UPOV Conventions, it is up to member states to provide for appropriate legal remedies for the effective enforcement of the Conventions. But UPOV member states are being expected to play a crucial role in providing expensive technical and administrative infrastructure, as well as legally questionable confidentiality arrangements, in order to enable already powerful seed companies to enforce royalty income on the basis of evidence from DNA fingerprints of suspected seeds or plant material.

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