French media: Nearly 30% of the world’s Valentine’s Day roses are “cottage goods”

China Net February 15th According to the French “Le Figaro” website reported on February 13, according to industry insiders, this Valentine’s Day this year, the world has one quarter to one third of Valentine’s Day roses It is illegal to “cottage goods”. Experts pointed out that each variety of roses has a patent, and rose growers should pay the corresponding patent fees to the patentee.

& ldquo;Mountain goods & rdquo; not only in the luxury goods such as handbags, shoes, watches, many agricultural products are also “all-in-one” attack objects, such as alcohol and roses. Every year, Valentine’s Day has a great market demand for roses, which has also spawned a large number of “cottage roses” entering the market. In this regard, the industry has already sounded the alarm of boycotting “Mountain Roses”, but it still cannot prevent a large number of knockoffs from entering the market, and more and more fraudulent acts cannot be seen by consumers. Philip · Labriel, who runs a family of rose planters in the French province of Isère, Labriel Rose Garden, said in an interview with reporters that in leather or imitation products, the products of the cottage The defects will be clear at a glance, but in the rose industry, it is difficult to distinguish between genuine and knock-off goods.

Colors, shapes, and tastes are the criteria for distinguishing between “mountain roses” and “authentic roses”. The intellectual property of the rose variety is protected by patents, and each variety of rose has its own “plant variety protection certificate”, and all characteristics of the variety, including the variety name, are protected by the certificate. Regardless of who grows the rose of this variety for commercial use, it is necessary to pay the corresponding patent fee to the inventor of the variety. Matthews &middot, president of Maiyang International Flower Group, said that it takes at least ten years to cultivate a new variety of roses. Those who “small roses” do not apply for any license at all and do not pay any fees. It has caused great harm to the interests of the inventors of the rose variety.

There are countries such as India and Ecuador that do not have legal protection of intellectual property rights. Matthias pointed out that these countries export large quantities of “cottage roses” to markets that protect intellectual property. These “cottage roses” have appeared in flower pots of developed countries and flower pots in flower shops. In the French town of Rangis, many flower importers who received three interviews with French TV could not guarantee that all flowers did not violate the patent license. Fabian · Duche, a rose gardener in the province of Loire, said that the problem was mainly concentrated in the business of trimming roses, and the business of gardening roses was not affected.

According to industry insiders, this Valentine’s Day, these “cottage roses” accounted for a quarter to one-third of the world’s roses, this proportion can not be ignored. According to the World Horticultural Production Association, in 2012 the EU imported a total of 1.4 billion euros of roses, 21% from Kenya, 9% from Ethiopia and 8% from Ecuador. These countries do not have sound laws to protect intellectual property rights. The interests of many flower companies have been affected. For example, the previously mentioned Maiyang National Flower Group has patents for 400 rose varieties, and they have been taking measures against them. These & ldquo; cottage roses & rdquo;.

Responsible Editor: Zhang Yang

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