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Proceedings of the International Plant Propagator's Society

Vol. 50

Pitfalls in Intellectual Property Agreements for Nurserymen and Growers

Charlotte Henley

pp: 59-61


Often clients come to us asking for assistance in sorting out serious problems they have with another party that they have entered into a working relationship with, due mainly to the fact that an inappropriate or no written agreement at all has been entered into between the parties. I want to give you some basic pointers regarding the most important factors to consider and agree upon with the other party, prior to entering into a legal contract. These factors are particularly important in relation to arrangements regarding plant variety rights (PVR), trade marks, or other forms of intellectual property. This is very important, because if these arrangements go wrong, you could end up spending a lot of money sorting it out or end up losing control of your hard-earned intellectual property.

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