ALLEA Statement on “Measures to Ease the Impact of the Intellectual Propety System on New Genomic Techniques for Crop Development”

08. 02. 2024

New ALLEA Statement Highlights Intellectual Property Challenges for Developing Crops Using New Genomic Techniques (NGTs) in the EU and Recommends Possible Solutions. Despite the potential for NGTs to contribute to the EU’s Green Deal objectives, the patentability of these technologies and their products raises several concerns among breeders, farmers, and academics, including concerns about unintentional patent infringement, monopolisation of technologies and plant varieties, and licensing complexities. Following extensive stakeholder consultation, this ALLEA Statement provides a range of short-, medium-, and long-term recommendations for measures that could help to overcome these obstacles.

The ALLEA statement is available here.

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The Czech Academy of Sciences (the CAS)

The mission of the CAS

The primary mission of the CAS is to conduct research in a broad spectrum of natural, technical and social sciences as well as humanities. This research aims to advance progress of scientific knowledge at the international level, considering, however, the specific needs of the Czech society and the national culture.

President of the CAS

Prof. Eva Zažímalová has started her second term of office in May 2021. She is a respected scientist, and a Professor of Plant Anatomy and Physiology.

She is also a part of GCSA of the EU.