Plant and Animal Genus and Species Approved

01 August 2019

On July 1, 2019, the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia approved the list (enters into force on September 3, 2019) of botanical and zoological genus and species provided for in Article 1413 of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation.

The list includes 435 botanical and 53 zoological genus and species. In accordance with Russian law, a selection achievement patent may be issued for a plant variety or an animal breed relating to one of the listed genus and species. To obtain protection, they should meet the patentability criteria (novelty, distinguishability, uniformity and stability).