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In a decision of June 19, 2019, the President of the Antwerp Business Court, in so-called ‘accelerated proceedings on the merits’, issued an injunction against a Belgian pear grower based on the finding that the latter had infringed the EU Plant Variety Right for the pear variety ‘Saels’, brand name Corina®. 

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July 17, 2019

July 17, Oakland - New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has launched a round of public consultations, accepting feedback to the PVR Act Review Options paper. The document is based on the current PVR system assessment and an independent economic analysis conducted by the Sapere Research Group. The paper sets out a framewo...

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...

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transformations have occurred in the South American region: governments have changed, economic crises were repeatedly superseded by economic boom and vice versa.; yet one aspect remained the s...

This article addresses one of the topics of the upcoming Madrid (Oct 20-21)and Amsterdam (Nov 4-5) Workshops on IP for Plants in the framework of the CIOPORA Academy project - learn more about the workshops & register.

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July 2, 2019

Budapest, June 24-25 – At the 50th UPOV TWF Session, the CIOPORA delegation consisting of CIOPORA Office and the CIOPORA Head Technical Experts on Apples, Strawberry and Grapes, advocated for stronger PBRs in fruit crops based on CIOPORA’s Position Paper on Minimum Distance. The meeting focused on the Technical Guidelines for apples, grapevines, strawberr...

July 1, 2019

We are happy to introduce to you Stephanie Mitzschke, who has just joined the CIOPORA Office and will be assisting our team (10 h/w) with various tasks, including member and supporter acquisition. Stephanie has been studying Business Administration majoring in Marketing (BA) at the University of Applied Sciences Würzburg/Schweinfurt and is in the process...

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