CIOPORA is the international association that groups together breeders of ornamental and fruit varieties of asexual reproduction, with a view to assist them in the protection of their Intellectual Property Rights.

Founded in 1961, CIOPORA represents both, individual plant breeders and plant breeding companies, which hold a vast majority of the most important plant varieties in the horticultural and fruit sectors. As ornamental and fruit varieties account for more than 60% of all the Plant Breeders’ Right titles and Plant Patents granted worldwide, the importance for the association to exert influence on Plant Variety Protection related legislation becomes obvious.

With this goal in mind, CIOPORA works closely with international organizations, such as UPOV, WTO and WIPO, as well as with national governments in order to guarantee the sufficient protection of plant breeders' Intellectual Property Rights.

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

Jan. 14, 2014 - CIOPORA Newsletter 4/2013

In the December issue CIOPORA Newsletter:

Jan. 06, 2014 - CIOPORA's AGM Website Re-launched!

CIOPORA's AGM Website Re-launched!

Dec. 23, 2013 - CIOPORA’s New Position Paper on IP: the ...

CIOPORA’s New Position Paper on IP: the discussion emerges in regional meetings

Nov. 18, 2013 - Well-attended IP Section of the IPBC sho...

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