IFG Wins Landmark IP Case in China

International Fruit Genetics, LLC (IFG), the world’s largest table grape breeder, which boasts 48 patented table grape varieties and 10 patented sweet cherry varieties, is pleased to announce that a plant variety right infringement case in Yunnan, China has concluded in IFG’s favor.

Common Names Featured at World IP Organizations Event

The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) sponsored an event at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) in Geneva on the importance of common name protections.

U.S. Trade Representative Highlights Importance of Common Names Protection in Intellectual Property Report

The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed their appreciation today for the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) prioritization of the protection of common names in this year’s Special 301 Report. The organizations urged USTR to swiftly move forward with more assertive steps to preserve export access for food producers relying on common food and beverage terms.

The Court of Bari Enjoins Illegal Grape Production

In a landmark decision, the Court of Bari issued a first-of-its-kind injunction forbidding an Italian grape producer from harvesting or selling any table grapes from unauthorized plantings of Sugrathirtyfive variety (AUTUMNCRISP® brand) grapevines.

SNFL Group Takes Action in Italy Against a New Infringement of His Intellectual Property Rights

August 18, 2022 SNFL Group

New Fruit Licensing (SNFL) Group communicates that it “has obtained an (ex parte) order against two growers to ascertain that they were producing its protected table grape varieties without a license in the area of Palagiano and Castellaneta in the province of Taranto, Italy.