CIOPORA is the international association that brings together breeders of ornamental and fruit varieties of asexual reproduction in order to assist them with protection of their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).
Founded in 1961, CIOPORA represents both, individual plant breeders and plant breeding companies, which hold a vast majority of plant variety titles in the ornamental and fruit sectors. Such plant varieties account for approximately 60% of all Plant Breeders’ Right titles and Plant Patents granted worldwide.
In order to assist breeders in question of IP protection and to guarantee sufficient protection of Plant Breeders' Rights , CIOPORA works closely with international organizations, such as UPOV, WTO and WIPO, as well as with national governments. Lobby before these organizations and governments comprises the central activity of the CIOPORA.
Learn more about CIOPORA, its tasks, services and structure on the following pages.
Jan. 20, 2015 - Lawyers' report: Nagoya Protocol
Plant breeder consortium seeks annulment of Nagoya Compliance Regulation
Jan. 19, 2015 - CIOPORA AGM 2015 in HAMBURG: Location, ...
CIOPORA AGM 2015:
Location, location, location
Jan. 16, 2015 - CIOPORA promotes its Position Papers on ...
Read the first interview of the exclusive series for FloraCulture International magazine
Jan. 15, 2015 - Successful enforcement action in Italy:
Preliminary injunction against infringer of a peach variety