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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 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.

July 17, 2019

CIOPORA and Ball Horticultural Company offer a 1.5-day learning and networking event in the Chicago area on August 15 – 16, 2019

Hamburg/West Chicago, July 16 – This summer, CIOPORA will partner with its U.S.-based member Ball Horticultural Company to bring a CIOPORA Academy Workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) for plants to the Chicago area. With five l...

April 24, 2019

CIOPORA, the international association of breeders of asexually reproduced ornamental and fruit varieties, brings plant breeders, Intellectual property (IP) experts and governmental delegates from over 20 countries to Stellenbosch/Somerset West, South Africa, for learning, debating and networking on IP for plant innovations.

April 4, Stellenbosch/Somerset...

August 23, 2018

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 innova...

July 31, 2018

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 Regulatio...

March 12, 2018

On occasion of the CIOPORA Annual General Meeting in Ghent, on April 26 CIOPORA and ILVO Plant will hold a Public Conference on Technical and Legal Aspects of Biotechnology in Ornamentals and Fruits at the ILVO Plant's Headquarters in Melle, Belgium.

The event program features an impressive lineup of speakers from the leading European research institutions...

July 20, 2017

With Exit Day on the Horizon, the Future Protection of Ornamental and Fruit Varieties is Uncertain

HAMBURG, July 20, 2017 — CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, is working with United Kingdom and European Union government bodies to ensure a smooth transition for the horticulture plant br...

April 26, 2017

CIOPORA held elections for a new Board and President during the association’s 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held April 24-28 in Toronto.  Steve Hutton, President and CEO of Star® Roses & Plants/Conard-Pyle of the USA, was elected President of CIOPORA.  The following individuals complete the Board, which will serve CIOPORA from 2017-2020:...

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