- Utility patents protect any new or useful product, machine, manufacture, or composition of matter, or any new and useful improvement thereof.
- A seed or tissue culture deposit is required for utility patents covering unique cannabis strains, therefore, plants having more than 0.3% THC cannot be submitted into a U.S. depository.
- Protecting and/or licensing the plants or products produced therefrom without proper patent protection is not wise.
- Similar to a utility patent, a seed or tissue culture deposit is required.
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