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CIOPORA Academy and Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney Bring Advanced IP Learning to Washington, D.C.

Plant breeders to receive a 360-degree training on IP for plant products Hamburg/Washington, D.C., August 22, 2018 – CIOPORA Academy is partnering with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney to bring the next workshop in its series to Washington, D.C. The workshop will provide participants with a 360-degree perspective on the available IP instruments for plant innovators and, for the first time since the launch of the program, will raise the bar from the Competence to Advanced level, which means contents on IP strategy with increased complexity. CIOPORA Secretary General Dr Edgar Krieger said, “We have created the CIOPORA Academy to help plant breeders protect the results of their work and guarantee

Registration Opens for the 1st CIOPORA Israeli Plant Breeder Meeting in Benyamina

CIOPORA, together with its Israeli members Danziger and Grapa Varieties, invites local plant breeders to the 1st CIOPORA Israeli Plant Breeder Meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018, at 4:30 pm in Benyamina. During a two-hour meeting followed by an open discussion of PVR-related issues and a networking dinner, plant breeders will be provided with a comprehensive overview of IP topics, including: Systems of IP protection for plant innovations: including Plant Breeders' Rights, Plant Patents (USA) and Trademarks; European Market: The latest developments in the European PVP regime and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO); UPOV: The latest developments in the International Union for the Prot

Crop Section Cut Flowers: Cut Flower Breeders Invited to Kick-off Meeting at IFTF 2018

The CIOPORA Crop Section (CS) Gypsophila is expanding its activities to all cut flowers (except cut rose) and invites all cut flower breeders to join. The kick-off meeting of the enlarged interest group will take place at the premises of IFTF 2018 in Vijfhuizen at 17:30 on November 6. The tentative agenda of the meeting includes discussion of the joint enforcement activities, presentation of the Gypsophila DNA Database project and a report on the CIOPORA mission to China. We invite all interested cut flower breeders, both CIOPORA members and non-members, to RSVP to the CIOPORA office by October 24. CIOPORA Crop Sections are the association’s crop-specific interest groups. Such groups serve a

CIOPORA Kicks Off Minimum Distance Case Study in Pelargonium

Hamburg, August 6 - CIOPORA has launched the preparation phase for the minimum distance case study in Pelargonium reaching out to members and other plant breeders and inviting them to participate. With the final approval of the CIOPORA R&D proposal and the study budget by CPVO expected in mid-September, the practical study aims at the re-evaluation of distinctness of some Pelargonium varieties in accordance with the CIOPORA Position Paper on Minimum Distance and a mock technical protocol compiled by CIOPORA. CIOPORA has pre-selected eight Pelargonium pairs/groups (in total 17 varieties) to be grown by Bundessortenamt in a trial. The results of the study will have no effect on the current ti

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