According to the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV), in many cases, the development of an interesting plant variety takes from between 10 to 15 years.
The protection of plant varieties acquires great importance in order to avoid biopiracy, i.e. the exploitation, manipulation, export and/or commercialization of biological resources without the consent of their creators. It also encourages investment in plant breeding and increases the income of the agriculturalists, apart from contributing, amongst others, to employment in rural areas and economic development.
Our team of biologists, agricultural engineers and pharmacists define the strategies with the companies in order to protect the plant variety in any country in the world. They are responsible for its processing, concession, maintenance and defense, as well as being responsible for the commercial registration of those plant varieties that so require for them to be legally commercialized.