Legal issues in plant and animal breeding (Lecture and Seminar) Contents: International
intellectual property rights, biological patents, agreements on genetic resources, GMO
laws and regulations incl. The preparatory phase of European legislation for modern
biological breeding tools for genome editing. In terms of plant breeding, the module
covers the following topics: plant breeders 'rights, European and German breeders'
rights and marketing rights for seeds including procedures for testing and acceptance
of varieties and operating license obtained seed. Regarding the animal breeding,
the module covers the following topics: German animal breeding law, European
legal framework, animal breeding related aspects of animal welfare legislation, legal
regulations on animal testing, legal regulations of international trade with breeding
animals and breeding products.
The students know the relevant laws, regulations and procedures for plant and animal
breeding in the areas of patent law, plant variety rights, plant variety protection, animal
breeding, animal protection. Students know the legal basis for genetically modified
organisms in the EU and globally. The students gain a deeper understanding of the
importance of legal issues in breeding.
Profound knowledge of all aspects of the legal basis of plant and animal breeding.
Preparation of a case study on legal issues.