Agrow is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. Please do not redistribute without permission.

Printed By


Bayer protects European imidacloprid patent

Bayer CropScience has won an out-of-court settlement from three “infringers” of its European patent for the insecticide, imidacloprid. The company brought the action against the Chinese company, Eastsun Chemical (Shanghai), Spanish firm Roots Ingenieros (Roquetas del Mar) and UK company Agropharm (High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) for illegally selling imidacloprid produced in China to customers in the EU and elsewhere. They agreed to pay Bayer financial compensation for their infringing activities and also in relation to its legal costs. The case shows Bayer’s commitment to defend its intellectual property rights, the company says. It was successful in penetrating the entire supply chain from the manufacturer of the infringing product in China through its distribution chain in the EU and on to end customers and users, it adds.


What to read next




Ask The Analyst

Please fill in the form below to send over your enquiry or check the Ask The Analyst Page to find out more about the service

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts