Australian Nurserymen’s Fruit Improvement Company (ANFIC) has become the first Australian Intellectual Property and Commercialisation company to partner with scientific traceability company Oritain, to successfully enforce its IP rights on various nurseries and growers.
In a recent investigation, ANFIC discovered instances of unauthorised propagation, sale and supply of Krymsk® 5 (VSL-2 cv.) Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) protected cherry rootstocks in Victoria and Tasmania. ANFIC CEO, Dr Gavin Porter says some of these protected rootstocks had also been field grafted to PBR protected and ANFIC managed cherry varieties.
ANFIC has heavily invested in the use of Oritain’s origin fingerprinting technology as part of this investigation into the unauthorised propagation, supply and planting of these PBR protected rootstocks. Oritain’s scientific verification proved invaluable in tracing plant material back to its source and enforcing any wrongdoing. Oritain use forensic science to unlock the natural code in fruit and plant material, scientifically verifying origin.
Published on the Australian Tree Crop website.