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September 23, 2019

Short report on 2019 CIOPORA Mission in China - See Member Area for more details

September 11, Beijing – A CIOPORA group comprised of 13 CIOPORA members, respectively their Chinese representatives, led by Secretary General  Dr Edgar Krieger met with 20 high-ranking officials of China’s MARA and NFGA at the MARA premises in Beijing. In total 20 governmental...

September 19, 2019

September 16, Frankfurt M. -  Dr Jan de Riek was appointed CIOPORA Co-Vice President at the latest meeting of the CIOPORA Board.

The research group leader at ILVO, the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Belgium, Jan is a long-standing CIOPORA Board member. He is the Chairman and the brainpower behind the CIOPORA WorkingGroup Biotechnology...

September 18, 2019

September 16-17, Frankfurt M. – for the first time, CIOPORA Board meeting opened doors to external guests, including representatives of ISF and UPOV’s Vice Secretary-General Peter Button, for a discussion on most pressing IP topics.

In view of the upcoming UPOV seminar on Essentially Derived Varieties on October 30, discussions in both meetings addressed t...

September 17, 2019

In September issue of EuropeanSeed magazine, CIOPORA explains why horticultural breeders need UPOV to open its Explanatory Note on EDV:

Read the online issue of the magazine, pp. 26-27: EUROPEANSEED

September 14, 2019

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September 13 - EUIPO has released an IPR enforcement case-law collection on the liability and obligations of online intermediaries.

Underlying that in the online environment IPR infringement may be facilitated by the use of services of intermediary service providers, the collection aims to shed light on the most recent court practic...

September 10, 2019

Note: The article was originally published by on August 28, 2019. The abstract is published with persmission.


In October 2016, a new European Regulation (EU) 2016/2031 (Regulation) on protective measures against plant pests was adopted. The Regulation repeals and replaces seven existing European Directives on harmful organisms. Th...

September 2, 2019

August 29 - UPOV has announced that its Council took a positive decision on conformity of the Draft Plant Variety Protection Laws of Nigeria and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with the 1991 Act of UPOV Convention. If adopted and brought in force without changes, both states can deposit their instruments of accession to UPOV 1991.

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