Uniting Breeders, Protecting Innovation
Since 1961
OUR MISSION
 

CIOPORA is the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Plants.  

 

Our association brings together 125 plant breeders, national breeder associations, patent attorneys and Intellectual Property consultants from 25 countries, whose joint efforts are aimed at the development, improvement and harmonization of national and international regulations of Plant Variety Protection (PVP).

OUR MANDATE & EXPERTISE

Innovation in horticulture is a cost and time-consuming process. At CIOPORA, we believe that effective protection of breeders’ Intellectual Property (IP) is necessary to guarantee a continuous and sustainable market development.

On behalf of its members, CIOPORA works on improvement and harmonization of IP protection for plant innovations worldwide. With this mission in view, CIOPORA's functions and activities include:

Advisory, Monitoring,

Co-ordination

  • CIOPORA advises governments on the content of PBR & IP laws and effective IPR enforcement options
     

  • CIOPORA monitors and reports on worldwide developments in IP for plant innovations
     

  • CIOPORA supports its members by initiating & coordinating projects, case studies and enforcement activities aimed at improving and testing the established Plant Variety Protection regimes.

Representation &

Communication

  • CIOPORA represents plant breeders' interests before governments and international organizations
     

  • CIOPORA compiles, communicates and promotes comprehensive positions on IP reflecting interests of innovative plant breeders.

Education & 

Awareness

  • CIOPORA promotes the role the effective IP protection plays for the sustainable development of the green sector
     

  • CIOPORA educates all participants of the horticulture value chain on IP for plants, the specific IP regimes and their particularities via its CIOPORA Academy certificate program.

 
OUR MISSION
 

CIOPORA is the International Community of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Horticultural Plants.  

 

Our association brings together plant breeders, national breeder associations, Intellectual Property experts and consultants from 27 countries, whose joint efforts are aimed at the development, improvement and harmonization of national and international systems of Plant Variety Protection (PVP).

MEMBERSHIP

 

CIOPORA is based on the shared belief in the value of innovation for the green sector and the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) for plants for the sustainable development of horticulture. CIOPORA membership is open to breeders and title-holders of asexually reproduced horticultural varieties, comprising the 2/3 of its member base, their associations, horticulture professionals active in the area of IP asset management, and IP lawyers and law firms with expertise in the plant IP. 

CIOPORA members form a tight-knit community that benefits from the association's advocacy and knowledge sharing. Learn more about the membership benefits and find application forms under MEMBERSHIP.

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