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Dictionary - A tongue in cheek look at the mumbo jumbo language of intellectual property as it relates to plants (25 May 2012)

What Types of Legal Protection are Available for plants? (last updated 30 May 2012)

Plant Breeders Rights Articles and Info

Seed Registration for Commercial Sale of Plants in other Countries and Plant Importation Guidelines (17 December 2012)

European Plant Protection – the Community Plant Variety Right: More Breeders Are Taking Advantage of this Plant Protection System (4 June 2012)

Intro to Plant Breeders Rights (26 May 2012)

Plant Patents in the United States

Wild vs. Cultivated Can Mean the Difference between Patent vs. Non-Patent (18 December 2012)

Plant Patent FAQs (26 May 2012)

Trademarks for Plants

Trademark Intro (25 May 2012)

Specific Plant Crops and Horticulture Industries

Overview of BioEnergy Crops (14 July 2012)

Value of Miscanthus giganteous as a bioenergy crop (13 October 2012)

Plant Breeder's Spotlight Series

30 January 2013

Plant Breeder Spotlight: Ton Wijnen (of the Netherlands) is Cultivating Hippeastrum 

GRIPS is pleased to introduce you to a talented plant breeder from Holland, Ton Wijnen.  Ton is a seed collector who has been collecting unique varieties of Hippeastrum for five years. He is seeking partners interested in exchanging Hippeastrum bulbs with him.

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