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January 21, 2020

January 6 - USDA has announced the publication of the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Regulations final rule in the U.S. Federal Register on January 6, 2020. The final rule implements the 2018 Farm Bill amendment to add PVP protection for asexually reproduced plants. Effective immediately, PVPO accepts applications for asexually reproduced plants.

As reques...

January 6, 2020

Hainan, December 18-19 – Alanna Rennie represented CIOPORA at the Fifth Forum on Forest Genetic Resources and Ecological Construction in Hainan, China, hosted by China's National Academy of Forestry and National Laboratory of Forestry Genetics Breeding. With over 350 participants, mostly Chinese plant breeders, and some high-level officials in attendance,...

December 12, 2019

December 3, Angers - CIOPORA Secretary General Dr Edgar Krieger participated in the CPVO Meeting of Examination offices (EOM) contributing a presentation on the issue of variety distinctness.

In CIOPORA's opinion, the EU Regulation 2100/94 (CPVR), discriminates two different degrees of "difference" between plant varieties:

  1. a (smaller) botanical degree w...

November 27, 2019

Brisbane, October 11– the Australia-based Mountain Blue Orchards has won a legal battle over the unauthorized propagation, production and sale of its blueberry variety Ridley 1111.

The Federal Court of Australia (Queensland) entered orders that the respondents had infringed the Mountain Blue’s PBR in relation to propagating and harvested material of the va...

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 a...

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...

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.

September 23, 2019

Short report on 2019 CIOPORA Mission in China - See Member Area for more details

September 11, Beijing – A CIOPORA group comprised of 13 CIOPORA members, respectively their Chinese representatives, led by Secretary General  Dr Edgar Krieger met with 20 high-ranking officials of China’s MARA and NFGA at the MARA premises in Beijing. In total 20 governmental...

September 19, 2019

September 16, Frankfurt M. -  Dr Jan de Riek was appointed CIOPORA Co-Vice President at the latest meeting of the CIOPORA Board.

The research group leader at ILVO, the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium, Jan is a long-standing CIOPORA Board member. He is the Chairman and the brainpower behind the CIOPORA WorkingGroup Biotechnology...

September 18, 2019

September 16-17, Frankfurt M. – for the first time, CIOPORA Board meeting opened doors to external guests, including representatives of ISF and UPOV’s Vice Secretary-General Peter Button, for a discussion on most pressing IP topics.

In view of the upcoming UPOV seminar on Essentially Derived Varieties on October 30, discussions in both meetings addressed t...

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