I.P.P Case Law

I.P.P Case Law

The following links will take you to some of the cases that have arisen in regards to agricultural intellectual law:

On March 12, 2013 the Federal Court of Canada issued a judgment against Eugene Wowdzia and Clifford Wowdzia, and their farm corporations, for the unauthorized growing of Genuity® Roundup Ready® canola.

The Court judgment includes an admission from Eugene and Clifford Wowdzia that they deliberately infringed Monsanto’s

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Not every farmer who breaches their TSA or infringes Monsanto’s patent rights chooses to resolve the matter with a confidential out-of-court settlement. It is certainly their right if they choose to take their dispute to court. But court action is not common in Canada. Monsanto has only been to trial twice in Canada with growers on issues of patent infringement. If you follow

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The Federal Court of Canada has issued a default judgment against Doug Van Verdegem, and Bar V Farms Ltd. of Strathmore, Alberta, for patent infringement pertaining to the Roundup Ready® gene in canola.


The court determined that Mr. Van Verdegem violated the terms and conditions of the contract he signed with Monsanto Canada by deliberately and

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