Legal cases

Testbiotech takes legal action in several areas of concern. These include taking legal action against the EU authorisation of genetically engineered plants, conflicts of interest at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and patents on life.
In addition, we proactively file lawsuits at the Court of Justice of the EU, oppose patents issued by the European Patent Office (EPO) and submit complaints to the EU Ombudsman.
 

Overview on ongoing cases

EU Court of Justice (EUCJ)

Law suit against the Bayer "SmartStax" Maize (T-534/19): https://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/2443

 

 

Overview on cases closed

Testbiotech complaint against the EU authorisation of 'toxic soybeans' produced by Bayer & Monsanto (T-173/17): https://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1719

Law suit against import of genetically engineered soybean Intacta (C-82/17 P): https://www.testbiotech.org/node/2406

Law suit to get access to EU justice (T-33/16): www.testbiotech.org/en/node/2169

Complaint to EU Ombudsman because of import authorisation of genetically engineered oilseed rape: www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1602

Complaint to EU Ombudsman because of the EU Commission's management of conflicts of interest in publicly funded risk research projects: http://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1703

Complaint to EU Ombudsman because of 'revolving doors' at European Food Safety Authority (EFSA): www.testbiotech.org/en/node/803

Complaint to EU Ombudsman because of conflicts of interest at European Fod Safety Authority (EFSA): www.testbiotech.org/en/node/991

Opposition against patent on usage of human oocytes: www.testbiotech.org/node/1209

Opposition against patent on human sperm cells: www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1042

Opposition against patent on genetically engineered chimpanzees of company Altor: www.testbiotech.org/node/1309

Opposition against patent on genetically engineered chimpanzees of company Bionomics: www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1258

Opposition against a patent on genetically engineered primates and other animals issued to the Max Planck Society: http://www.testbiotech.org/en/node/1635

Opposition against patents on genetically engineered chimpanzees of company Intrexon: www.testbiotech.org/node/1351

 

Our legal cases and the activities around these cases are especially funded by:

grassroots Foundation

Hatzfeld-Stiftung

Software AG Stiftung

Zukunftsstiftung Landwirtschaft