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CIOPORA IP Forum 2/2021: China Plant Breeders' Rights and Enforcement

After exploring various aspects of the US plant IP on June 15, CIOPORA is now turning its gaze East. China Plant Breeders' Rights (PBR) will be in the focus of CIOPORA's second IP Forum 2021 on July 8 with the high-level governmental guests, IP experts, and plant breeders on the panel.


The event will provide an update on the status quo of China PBR from the system governing authorities, including MARA and NFGA, and offer an opportunity to discuss the draft PBR regulation, get insights on the PBR enforcement practices, and review relevant court cases, such as the Pomelo case.


When? 8 - 10:00 AM (CEST) on July 8, 2021 - Check your time zone.

Our Panelists:

  • Dr. CUI Yenan, Principal Consultant for Plant Variety Protection at the Development Center of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) of the People's Republic of China.

  • Ms. LIU Yuxia, International Affairs, Office for Protection of New Varieties of Plant, National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China (NFGA), People's Republic of China

  • Dr. ZHENG Yongqi, Director of Forest Genetic Resources and Research Professor/Principal Scientist at the Chinese Academy of Forestry

  • Dr. YU Shujun, IP Lawyer at Beijing Hengda Agforest PBR Attorneys Co., Ltd., China

  • Ms. Alanna Rennie, Associate at Baker McKenzie, Australia

  • Mr. Matthias Meilland, Head of Marketing at Meilland International

  • Dr. Edgar Krieger, CIOPORA Secretary General

  • Moderator: Ms. Wendy Cashmore, Owner at Plant IP Partners/CIOPORA Co-Vice President, New Zealand.

CIOPORA members and supporters are invited to register via the provided link or in the member area.