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August 30, 2017

The Council of State of Colombia has officially revoked the preliminary injunction in which the ICA was suspended from DUS report take over, giving ICA the green light to proceed with taking over DUS reports from abroad in the frame of the PBR application process.

In 2016, a lawsuit filed by a grower questioned the authority of the Colombian PBR Office (IC...

August 30, 2017

We are happy to introduce our newest team member, Maxi Miliane Klemm, to the CIOPORA community.  Maxi will support CIOPORA as our legal intern from August 30 to September 26.

Maxi is currently studying law at the Albert Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany; her emphasis is on German, European, and International public law, with a specific focus on the...

In a changing world, where change is the only constant, innovation is the key to face the challenges of agriculture for competitiveness, productivity, efficiency, value chain, business models and customer satisfaction. All these elements should be considered, in addition to cost reducing, optimize resources and environmental sustainability criteria.


August 15, 2017


  • Ruihong Guo, PhD, Deputy Administrator, USDA, Ag Marketing Service Science & Technology Program

  • Li Mingqi, Deputy Director-general, Office of Protection of New Varieties of Plants; The Science & Technology Development Center, State Forestry Administration of China (SFA)

  • Wang Qi, Division Chief, Office of Protection of New Varieties o...

August 15, 2017

CIOPORA Members are cordially invited to the World Floral Summit, sponsored by Royal FloraHolland.

When:                   Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Where:                  Royal FloraHolland auction building Aalsmeer

Who:                     Leaders in the the Worldwide Flo...

August 1, 2017


For vegetatively reproduced ornamental and fruit varieties, the EDV concept is crucial for the control of the commercialization (production, sales, export and import) of mutants and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) of protected Initial Varieties (= mother varieties). The absence of the EDV concept in the U.S. Plant Patent law does not only depr...

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