Sun World Appoints New Executive Vice President of Intellectual Property

December 17, 2020 Sun World

Sun World International LLC, a leading variety development and licensing company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Simpson as Executive Vice President/Intellectual Property.

Webinar on Intellectual Property Protection in the Green Value Chain

Plant breeders, growers, traders and retailers are invited to a webinar designed to help the horticultural supply chain get a better general understanding of how Intellectual Property (IP) works in the sector, how it benefits all players and why all links in the chain need to be aware.

IFG- International Fruit Genetics Company Combats Intellectual Property Infringement

INTERNATIONAL FRUIT GENETICS, LLC (IFG) has taken steps to protect its intellectual property in China. The California-based company is the sole and unique proprietor of different table grape varieties, such as IFG Six (Sweet Sapphire ™), IFG Eleven (Sugar Crisp ™), IFG Sixteen (Sweet Favors ™), and IFG Seventeen (Sweet Joy ™).

Zespri Welcomes Successful Defense of IP Rights of Kiwifruit Growers

February 14, 2020 Zespri Group Ltd  

Zespri has welcomed the successful result of legal action taken against a former kiwifruit grower who took Zespri’s protected plant material to China where it has continued to spread, as well as the awarding of almost $ 15 million in damages.

The Case of the Pirated Blueberries: Courts Flex New Muscle to Protect Plant Breeders’ Intellectual Property

December 2, 2019 David Jefferson, EconoTimes

A few weeks ago, the Federal Court of Australia ordered a farmer in New South Wales to pay A$290,000 to a blueberry-producing company because he had grown and sold a proprietary variety of the fruit without permission.