Presentation on theme: "WIPO-UPOV SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY Geneva, October 24, 2003 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT."— Presentation transcript:
WIPO-UPOV SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY Geneva, October 24, 2003 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF A MEDIUM-SIZED ARGENTINIAN SEED COMPANY Mr. Oscar Agustín Domingo, Director of Relmó S.A., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graph 1 – Production and area per year Source: SAGPYA
Graph 2.a. Yields of main crops in Kg/ha. WHEAT Source: SAGPYA
Graph 2.b. Yields of main crops in Kg/ha. MAIZE Source: SAGPYA
Graph 2.c. Yields of main crops in Kg/ha. SOYBEAN Source: SAGPYA
Table 1. Commercially-approved transgenic events Source: CONABIA SpeciesEventCharacteristic MaizeE-176Resistant to insects MaizeMON 810Resistant to insects MaizeT 25Tolerant of ammonium glufosinate MaizeBt11Resistant to insects Soybean Tolerant of glyphosate herbicide CottonMON 531Resistant to insects CottonMON 1445Tolerant of glyphosate herbicide
Graph 3 – Area cultivated with soybean Source: SAGPYA
Table 3 – Quantity of maize hybrids registered by event (1995 – August 2003) Source: INASE YearTotalConvent. IMI non-GM Transgenic Total GM LLE-176MON 810BT 11 MON IMI Total
Table 4.a – Companies participating in the national GMO market Soybeans tolerant to glyphosate CompanyOriginVarieties Don MarioArgentina8 RelmóArgentina8 NideraMultinational Argentina28 SeminiumArgentina SyngentaMultinational5 MonsantoMultinational9 PioneerMultinational Santa RosaArgentina AgriseedArgentina
Table 4.b – Companies participating in the national GMO market Bt maize (resistant to insects) CompanyOriginHybrids Don MarioArgentina3 SursemArgentina DowMultinational NideraMultinational Argentina14 MonsantoMultinational16 PioneerMultinationaln/a SyngentaMultinational5-2 SeminiumArgentina MultisemArgentina   Introduced into the market in the 2003/2004 campaign.
What is RELMO?
Graph 6. Flow of licenses and services Maize Argentinian companies Argentinian companies TRA FMT Brazil (Matto Grosso Foundation Monsanto Argentina Biotech Various Companies USA INIA Uruguay Seed Company South Africa DSP Switzerland Various Companies USA Argentinian companies Wheat Soybean RELMO Maize SoybeanBt/RR Events Maize Wheat & Others Soybean Wheat Soybean
Conclusion 1.Property Rights UPOV – ISF – ASA – ARPOV Advantages + opportunities vs. disadvantages + shortcomings of a medium-sized company