Talk:Plant breeders' rights

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Litigation[edit]

The article stated that there was "much" litigation about the overlap between patents and plant breeders' rights. The article referenced, however, only cited three cases, and the "much" has been deleted. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.79.57.44 (talkcontribs)

Rio Convention and ITPGRFA[edit]

This section has nothing to do with plant breeders' rights and contains several factual errors. For example, the "non-binding International Undertaking on Plant Genetic Resources" was replaced by the binding International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture over five years ago. The ITPGRFA repudiated the fundamental theme of the International Undertaking, which was that plant genetic resources were the common heritage of mankind, and replaced it with a system of national government ownership of all plant genetic resources. This section should be considered for placement in a separate article on the Rio Convention on Biodiversity or simply deleted from this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.79.57.44 (talkcontribs)

Roundup[edit]

A lot of the factual errors in this section have been corrected; they suggest that the original author is not a farmer and has never seen an actual Technology Use Agreement from Monsanto, copies of which are available from any seed dealer who sells Roundup-Ready seed.

However, this section has nothing to do with Plant Breeders' Rights and should be considered for deletion from this article. 83.79.57.44 (talk) 08:28, 18 November 2007 (UTC)

Deletion of off-topic material[edit]

The material on the Rio Convention, the International Undertaking and Roundup has been deleted. 85.1.177.41 (talk) 04:39, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

How long?[edit]

It seems like this article is likely to draw in people wondering how many years they will be protected for, someone less lazy than me should do that --216.67.63.13 (talk) 09:10, 17 January 2010 (UTC) Good point. Paragraph added - also something about examination. Twr57 (talk) 21:17, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Image removed[edit]

Plant Breeders Rights

I've removed this image from the page because it describes the application process in a particular bureacracy. It looks as if it is derived from a document at url "www.ipaustralia.gov.au/pdfs/RTF_Plant_Breeders_Rights_Guide.rtf", which is on wikipedia's blacklist so I can't link to it from here (page 21). There is a heading "Stages in processing an average application for PBR in Australia". In other words, the flowchart might describe a typical process in Australia, but might not be applicable elsewhere or in some special cases, and I don't think it belongs in this general discussion (at least not without an explanation of exactly what the image applies to). Sminthopsis84 (talk) 21:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)