Moeller IP Advisors covers all areas of Intellectual Property in the
Latin American Region.
Most Latin American countries have adhered to the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (Convention UPOV) as the system of new plant variety protection.
At Moeller, we provide consultancy services on the scope of the Convention in the region. We offer legal representation and dossier application, as well
as protection request full management. In order to obtain protection, the breeder must file an application with the individual authorities of UPOV members entrusted with the task of granting breeders’ right. Under the UPOV Convention, the breeder’s right is only granted where the variety is: new, distinct, uniform, stable and has a suitable
denomination. The breeder would provide these agronomic information and Moeller would manage the application form with the national authorities. Furthermore, we also do follow up of the execution obligations which may arise in case of plant breeder’s rights infractions.