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January 31, 2020

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*Please note the update in the CIOPORA Breeders' Guide to Brexit on 31.01.2020
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Many events have occurred in the Brexit process since our last report published on March 14, 2019. Neither did the UK leave the EU on March 31 nor April 12, May 22, or October 31, 2019....

January 21, 2020

Brussels, January 8 – The European Commission has published a new version of its Report on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in third countries. The report flags third countries in which “the state of IPR protection and enforcement (both online and offline) gives rises to the greatest level of concern”.

For the first time, the...

November 28, 2019

October 14-16, Mexico – In anticipation of the PBR Law review by Mexico and its potential accession to the UPOV 1991 Act, CIOPORA legal counsel Micaela Filippo visited the country to raise awareness towards IP for plants and, on behalf of the breeders’ community, to contribute to Mexico’s current discourse on PBR.

 Photo credit: Jorge Zapata, Unsplash...

June 28, Brussels/Osaka – first rounds of negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the EU and the Mercosur started back in the 1990s. Since then, many transformations have occurred in the South American region: governments have changed, economic crises were repeatedly superseded by economic boom and vice versa.; yet one aspect remained the s...

February 19, 2019 – In view of the upcoming (and unstoppable?) Brexit, CPVO has published an announcement regarding the future of the Community Plant Variety Rights (CPVR) in the UK. The announcement reads that in the case of a no-deal scenario, “in order to ensure that protection if afforded in the UK for varieties which have been granted Community plant...

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