Syngenta has obtained a patent for a seedless bell pepper. This fact is shown on a the disclosure of the European Patent Register. The patent does not apply for seedless bell pepper in general, but only addresses the 'seedless feature' in bell peppers.

Breeders who want to use this feature, have to pay a compensation for the use of this feature. The patent was requested in 2009 and was granted in september of this year. 

In 2012 Syngenta launched of Angello, the first seedless bell pepper in the world. With thhis pepper, the breeders won the 2012 Fruit Logistica Innovation Award.