Genetic analysis

Potential violations of the licence may be verified by genetic analysis.

Nagoya Protocol

The Nagoya Protocol, a supplementary agreement to the Convention of Biological Diversity, presents a basis to pursue contract violations. It allows the sovereign-rights holder of a genetic resource to determine the conditions of their use – by prior informed consent and on the basis of mutually agreed terms. Mandatory documentation, when using plant genetic resources, ensures compliance with these terms and conditions. In Western Europe, the sovereign-rights holder is usually the one who is in possession of the resource. At the end of the breeding process that is the breeder. The open-source licence makes use of the right that the Nagoya Protocol gives sovereign-rights holders of a genetic resource to determine the conditions of their use.

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