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CIOPORA Works With UK, EU Governments to Protect Plant Breeders Throughout Brexit

With Exit Day on the Horizon, the Future Protection of Ornamental and Fruit Varieties is Uncertain HAMBURG, July 20, 2017 — CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, is working with United Kingdom and European Union government bodies to ensure a smooth transition for the horticulture plant breeding industry throughout the Brexit process. “Nearly all commercially important ornamental and fruit varieties grown and consumed in the UK are currently protected by Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVR). As it stands, Brexit could pose a threat to the UK horticulture industry if the protection of this intellectual property (IP) is not e

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