The growth of new technologies for living being shall certainly be one of the 21st Century major evolutions. Regarding medicine of course, but also regarding animal and plant protection. Intellectual Property Law shall protect agricultural research, plant and animal production and green engineering more than ever. GMOs and innovative production processes are a significant part of corporates richness. It is then necessary to protect this property with important added value for agriculture as well as for food and/or pharmaceutical industry.
In order to protect this property, French Plant Protection Certificates (known as “COV”) and Patents are recommended as well as the use of trademarks.
Finally, clients may also protect traditional knowledge that are attached to local productions. The office can help them protecting their local richness by different approached as trademarks, registration of protected production areas (know as “AOC” or “IGP”) or quality/origin labelling.