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CIOPORA's Legal Opinion in Nadorcott Case: Good Faith Is No Excuse for Infringement

Hamburg, July 31 - CIOPORA has published a legal opinion on the recent referral by the Spanish Supreme Court ("Tribunal Supremo") to the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) concerning questions of interpretation of the harvested material, provisional protection and exhaustion provisions of EU Regulation 2100/94 on the Community Plant Variety Rights (“the Regulation”). The case, which has been attributed number C-176/18, is about the (partly provisional) protection of the Nadorcott mandarin variety and, in particular, the question whether the mandarins harvested from trees propagated and placed on the market without the right owner’s consent, prior to them being planted and further cultivated by a Spa

Court of Justice of the European Union: Organisms Obtained by Mutagenesis are GMOs

Luxembourg, July 25, 2018 - Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union released its judgement in Case C-528/16 ruling that: - organisms obtained by mutagenesis are GMOs within the meaning of the GMO Directive; - such organisms are subjects to the obligations and restrictions laid down by that Directive. The only exemption specified by the CJEU applies to organisms obtained by means of certain mutagenesis techniques, which have conventionally been used in a number of applications and have a long-standing safety record. Nevertheless, the Court further stated that the EU Member States are free to subject also such organisms to the obligations laid down by the GMO Directive and in ac

Experience the CIOPORA Academy with New Video Campaign

We firmly believe that you have to know a product or a service before opting in. We also believe that once competitors become a part of a long-standing professional community with established traditions, they first and foremost become colleagues. They begin to share their experiences, support each other's learning efforts and advance their careers and the market positions of their companies in the process. That's why, to support the registration process for the next CIOPORA Academy Workshop on IP for Plants in Washington DC (Sept 5-6, 2018), we have launched our brand new video campaign to bring the CIOPORA Academy experience closer to all participants of the green value chain: Watch, share

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