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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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August 25, 2019

August 25, Auckland - The past President of CIOPORA Sam McGredy IV passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Auckland, New Zealand. 

Born in 1932 in Portadown, Northern Ireland, at the age of two Sam became heir to the family rose nursery founded by his great-grandfather in 1880. Later on, he and his family eventually moved to New Zealand in 1972, where...

Present-day breeding companies are assisted by intelligent systems that collect and analyse data obtained from various sources, such as plant phenotyping software, sensors, drones, or other data-driven technologies. These tools generate valuable information about companies’ breeding programmes, which is kept as a trade secret. Trade secrets have become as...

August 5, 2019

Piet Schreurs Holding B.V. (breeder), through its commercial representative in Ecuador, has filed a series of Intellectual Property claims before the National Plant Breeders Authority of Ecuador (a part of the National Intellectual Rights Service, SENADI) against several persons who had been exploiting Schreurs’ plant varieties without authorization.

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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.

This contribution is not about breaking news’. Instead, it is about something that has been and continuously remains on CIOPORA’s agenda: w...

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...

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