Welcome to the website of CIOPORA - the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties


Plant breeding is an elaborate and cost-consuming process. It may take plant breeder more than a decade to develop a new plant variety with an enhanced set of characteristics. The continious progress in breeding of ornamentals and fruits, as well as the great diversity of horticultural products on the market, can only be guaranteed by means of effective Intellectual Property Protection for the innovation-based plant breeding businesses. For more than 50 years, CIOPORA has been working for the establishment of effective systems of Plant Variety Protection (PVP) worldwide.

CIOPORA is the international association of breeders of vegetitavely reproduced ornamental and fruit plant varieties. Top priority of CIOPORA is the constant development and enhancement of systems of Intellectual Property Protection for plant innovation, which include Plant Breeders' Rights, Patents, Plant Patents and Trademarks.

CIOPORA brings together 125 plant breeders, national breeder associations, patent attorneys and Intellectual Property consultants from 27 countries, whose joint efforts are aimed at the development, improvement and harmonization of national and international regulations of Plant Variety Protection (PVP).

CIOPORA is globally accepted as an independent, impartial non-profit and non-governmental organization seeking to establish effective IP protection systems for ornamental and fruit plant varieties worldwide. CIOPORA enjoys the observer status at the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) and the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV).

Learn more about CIOPORA, the International Community of Ornamental & Fruit Plant Breeders:

Tasks and structure of CIOPORA in the field of Plant Variety Protectiontasks and structure of CIOPORA
Meet the CIOPORA Boardm
eet the Board Members of CIOPORA
CIOPORA members: breeders, lawyers and IP consultantsmeet the members of CIOPORA

NEW: For more information about the CIOPORA events - visit our new AGM 2014 website!


Apr. 16, 2014 - The CIOPORA Board election at the AGM in...

The CIOPORA Board election in The Hague: members show high degree of unity among members
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Jan. 14, 2014 - CIOPORA Newsletter 4/2013

In the December issue CIOPORA Newsletter:
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Jan. 06, 2014 - CIOPORA's AGM Website Re-launched!

CIOPORA's AGM Website Re-launched!
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Dec. 23, 2013 - CIOPORA’s New Position Paper on IP: the ...

CIOPORA’s New Position Paper on IP: the discussion emerges in regional meetings
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Nov. 18, 2013 - Well-attended IP Section of the IPBC sho...

Well-attended IP Section of the IPBC shows need for more PBR education
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