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Europe Daily Bulletin No. 12179

25 January 2019
Contents Publication in full By article 37 / 45
NEWS BRIEFS / Patents
40 organisations urge European Patent Office to stop granting patents on living organisms
24/01/2019 (Agence Europe)

24/01/2019 (Agence Europe)On Thursday 24 January, some 40 organizations, including ‘No Patents on seeds’, called on the President of the European Patent Office (EPO), António Campinos, to stop the patenting of plants and animals derived from conventional breeding. The signatories of the appeal denounce Bayer and Syngenta’s desire for a monopoly on the breeding of plants and the foods derived from them, which could lead to an "abusive" use of patents. In particular, they deplore...

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