Ciprian Raul Romiţan*
The creation, improvement and diversification of technologies have led to the emergence of new objects of intellectual property, including new varieties of plants, not mentioned in the international conventions concluded on this matter. It follows from the author’s analysis that plant variety patents are an object of industrial property and fall within the broad category of new technical or aesthetic creations associated to industrial products alongside inventions, utility models, designs, topographies of semiconductor products and know-how.
In the second part of the study, the author analyses the offense of counterfeiting new varieties of plants, as amended by Law no. 187/2012 implementing Law no. 286/2009 on the Criminal Code.