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October 30, 2019

For immediate release

Geneva/Hamburg, October 30 – at its 76th meeting, the UPOV Administrative and Legal Committee (CAJ) agreed to start the review process of the UPOV Explanatory Note (EXN) on Essentially Derived Varieties (EDV). The move, highly anticipated by the breeding sector, comes months after an alliance of breeder organizations raised concerns about the narrow EDV concept interpretation in the UPOV EXN.

UPOV CAJ first...

October 14, 2019

Hamburg, October 14 – Declaring its solidarity and friendship with the Ecuadorian flower industry and its long-standing partner the national association of flower exporters and producers Expoflores, CIOPORA expresses its concern with the political situation in Ecuador and calls upon the international community and the green sector to extend their support to colleagues in the South America’s largest flower-producing country.


October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019 - CIOPORA is launching an education webinar program on Intellectual Property for plants in the framework of the CIOPORA Academy.

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CIOPORA in the Media
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Interview with President Steven Hutton and Secretary General Dr. Edgar Krieger

IPM - Intellectual Property Magazine

Flower Power


Plant variety rights are a specialist and essential IP right...

European Seed

Boosting Farmer Access to Elite Varieties


Benefits of PVP and UPOV membership: the case of Kenya

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