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.
|Name||Rapport / Wageningen UR Livestock Research|
|Publisher||Wageningen UR Livestock Research|
- livestock farming
- legal rights
- animal breeding