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.

World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019 to Address Intellectual Property, Business Expansion and the Consumer Market in China

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is set to co-host the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit from 11 – 13th September 2019 in the Yanqing District of Beijing, China. The Summit will focus on three key areas; intellectual property (IP) in China, trade and cooperation for business expansion in China and developing an understanding of the Chinese consumer market.