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December 15, 2017

based on information from Hélène Jourdan, Meilland International

UPOV’s electronic PBR Application Tool (EAF) was  launched on the UPOV website in its first Version 1.0 on January 9, 2017, with Version 1.1 following in July 2017. This initial launch and the response by breeders was discussed at UPOV in Geneva on October 27, 2017. While online application n...

December 14, 2017

In July, CIOPORA asked our breeders to voice their opinions about potentially extending CPVR rights of woody plants from 25 to 30 years and which specific genera of plants might benefit from this extension. We are happy to report that, after a letter from CIOPORA – and other breeders and organizations – the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) supported...

December 8, 2017

On December 6, a CIOPORA-US Delegation met with the US Trade Representative (USTR) and the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO) to discuss critical issues for the horticulture industry in the United States and beyond.

USTR Meeting

On December 6, the CIOPORA-US Delegation met with staff members of the office of the USTR in Washington, DC. The USTR i...

December 1, 2017

CIOPORA has approved its official Position on Patents for Plant-Related Inventions via a position paper which was drafted over a period of two years by a special CIOPORA working group consisting of breeders, genetic engineers and Patent attorneys and was approved via a majority vote by the members of CIOPORA.

“Patents in the plant world is a very complex a...

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