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July 20, 2017

With Exit Day on the Horizon, the Future Protection of Ornamental and Fruit Varieties is Uncertain

HAMBURG, July 20, 2017 — CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, is working with United Kingdom and European Union government bodies to ensure a smooth transition for the horticulture plant br...

April 26, 2017

CIOPORA held elections for a new Board and President during the association’s 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held April 24-28 in Toronto.  Steve Hutton, President and CEO of Star® Roses & Plants/Conard-Pyle of the USA, was elected President of CIOPORA.  The following individuals complete the Board, which will serve CIOPORA from 2017-2020:...

April 21, 2017

CIOPORA will open its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Toronto on April 24.  This event will gather innovative breeders from the ornamental and fruit industries, as well as intellectual property (IP) experts, for a five-day agenda brimming with discussions and presentations on all aspects of current national and global systems of IP protection for pla...

March 2, 2017

Open Meetings to Include Toronto Public Conference, CIOPORA Academy Workshop and North American Breeders Meeting

HAMBURG, March 2, 2016 -- CIOPORA, the International Association of Breeders of Asexually Reproduced Ornamental and Fruit Varieties, will host its 56th Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Toronto April 24-28, 2017.

CIOPORA AGM 2017 will gather innova...

November 1, 2016

Propagating and Harvested Materials Discussed but Definitions Remain Unharmonized

CIOPORA President Andrea Mansuino served as the opening speaker for the UPOV Seminar on Propagating and Harvested Material (PM and HM) on October 24 in Geneva.  CIOPORA was one of thirteen organizations (and universities) that presented their views on PM and HM during the one...

October 31, 2016

The following are selected reports by representatives of members and observers of UPOV regarding the situation in the Legislative, Administrative and Technical Fields prepared for the Fiftieth Ordinary Session of UPOV in Geneva on October 28, 2016. CIOPORA would like to highlight the following reports

for our member community.


1. Situation in the leg...

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