Ontwikkelingen in octrooien die invloed hebben op het gebruiksrecht van dieren in de veehouderij = Developments in patents that impact on the right of use of animals in animal production

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European and Dutch legislation allow applications for patenting animals, provided that certain criteria are met. In practice, the precise interpretation of these criteria is not clear en it takes relatively long before an application is granted or rejected. Analysis of patent applications concerning animal breeding in the last two decades shows that there is no imminent risk for the right to use animals in animal production.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationLelystad
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
Number of pages33
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Publication series

NameRapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research
PublisherWageningen UR Livestock Research
ISSN (Print)1570-8616


  • livestock farming
  • patents
  • legal rights
  • animal breeding
  • europe

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