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Join the Community

The basis of CIOPORA's community is a strong belief in the importance of innovation and its effective protection for the sustainable development of horticultural sector.

CIOPORA membership provides you with unique opportunity to:


  • SHAPE THE FUTURE of your Intellectual Property Rights on the global scale

  • STAY CONNECTED with the policymakers and the green sector, expand your business network and benefit from the knowledge of the community

  • KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - learn about best practices in IP for plants from CIOPORA's global IP network and enjoy unique learning opportunities at member rates in the framework of the CIOPORA Academy program


Join CIOPORA today and become a member of our global community of breeders! Learn more below.

Member testimonials

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Michael D. Carriere

UC Davis InnovationAccess, USA

"As a technology transfer professional working with plant varieties at UC Davis, my membership in CIOPORA provides access to the tools required to ensure our plant IP and licensing activities are informed by current global best practices from both the public and private sectors. A CIOPORA membership provides exceptional value through educational offerings and experience exchange among plant IP professionals worldwide."

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Erin Wallich

Summerland Varieties Corp., Canada:

Our small breeding company is actively creating processes for enforcing IP rights for our protected varieties around the world, which is a major challenge given the complexity of our industry and the varied laws of each country. CIOPORA provides access to a global network of highly knowledgeable professionals who are involved in similar activities and willing to share their valuable experience and best practices.

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Micha Danziger

 Danziger "DAN" Flower Farm, Israel:

In its dialogue with growers and trade, CIOPORA continuously stresses the importance of new and improved varieties
for the sustainable development of the

green sector. Furthermore, CIOPORA

represents our interests before CPVO and UPOV and advocates for such important issues as regulation of DUS testing,

the use of DNA in enforcement

activities, and Essentially Derived


Membership information and application

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 commercialization, and IP lawyers and law firms.
Download the membership application that matches your background:
Membership Program 2024: Breeders, title-holders, agents & associations 
ENGLISH - Updated January 2024
Membership Program 2024: Breeders, title-holders, agents & associations 
BILINGUAL ENGLISH - CHINESE - Updated January 2024
Membership Program 2024: IP Lawyers 
ENGLISH - Updated January 2024
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