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Royalty Office

We support and advise plant breeders,
variety and trademark holders

Customers who
trust us

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DSG Berlin currently represents 27 breeders or individuals, including many long-term customers, in the fields of pot and bedding plants, perennials, fruit trees and shrubs.


Applications for plant variety protection

More than 4.000 applications for plant variety protection have been filed for over 170 different species.



Applications have been filed in the EU (27 countries), in 19 European countries outside the EU (some EU members) and in 22 non-European countries.

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Support and advice on applications for plant variety and trademark protection, contractual matters, invoicing and monitoring on national as well as international markets
Property rights

We handle applications for plant variety protection and trademarks before national and international institutions and their administration throughout the entire term. When enforcing international property rights, you can rely on a strong partner network of experienced lawyers in the fields of plant variety protection and trademark law.

Contractual matters

We have a wide range of basic contract structures to secure your intellectual property, the contents of which have been drawn up in consultation with lawyers with the relevant specialist expertise. We manage your contracts throughout their term and ensure that the parties involved comply with their content.

Royalty accounting

We take care of querying the sales volumes and the subsequent invoicing and collection of your royalty fees. Further we undertake an evaluation of the sales season with subsequent personal discussions as a basis for your future decision-making and strategic development.


As a service provider, we see it as our duty to carry out regular inspections of your plant varieties’ production sites worldwide. If discrepancies are identified, further steps are taken in close consultation with you. In the event of infringements of intellectual property rights, we are always endeavor to find a mutually acceptable solution.


Based on the evaluations we carry out for you and our many years of experience in plant variety protection and contractual matters, we are an experienced partner at your side to advise you on strategic considerations and decision-making processes.


Valorization and management of your intellectual property
Dr. Marc-André Sparke
Dr. Marc-André Sparke
Managing director
Rica Brabandt
Rica Brabandt
Accounting and royalty manager
Jenifer Wittfoth
Jenifer Wittfoth
Contract and IP manager
Veronika Schilinski
Veronika Schilinski
Accounting and office manager

Decades of

Deutsche Saatgutgesellschaft mbH Berlin (DSG Berlin) has existed as a private limited company since the 1st of July 1991 and has celebrated many years of successful existence.
Stefanie Brabandt
Martin Röhrig
Dr. Marc-André Sparke

The owners and former managing directors, Stefanie Brabandt and Martin Röhrig, have built the company into an internationally recognized royalty office through their excellent expertise and personal commitment and with the support of a highly motivated and qualified team.

On 1st of January 2024, Dr. Marc-André Sparke has become the new managing director. Together with an experienced team, he is building on what has been achieved so far.

We are a member of

Deutsche Saatgutgesellschaft mbH Berlin
Gartenstr. 65
12557 Berlin

Tel +49 30 6572343

Fax +49 30 6572346

Das Team von DSG Berlin

We are happy to assist you

As an experienced partner, we are on hand to advise you on strategic considerations and decision-making processes.