What are frequent types of piracy?
Infringement of intellectual property rights investigated by AIB can take many different forms, such as:
- Illegal reproduction from seeds or tubers.
- Illegal vegetative propagation from cuttings and other plant material.
- Incorrect use of a registered variety name of a protected variety.
- Packaging, trade and distribution of illegally propagated seeds and plant material.
- The use of seeds and plant material produced by a grower, so-called Farm Saved Seed without the obligatory payment of agreed royalties by the end user to the holder of the plant breeder's right.
- Illegal sales or other commercial destination of Farm Saved Seed.
- Parallel import of protected varieties.
- Infringement of trademarks via the use of protected product names and logos and the illegal reproduction of packaging material.
- Illegal use of variety pictures on seed packages