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Three questions with...Francesco Mattina

Just three months ago, Francesco assumed as President of the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), and in a short time, we can already see the first signs of his work and where their challenges are pointing.

Digitalization of internal processes, constructing bridges between SMEs and Intellectual Property topics, policy support, development of efficient PVR systems and creation of more educational spaces for breeders, are some of the goals of the 51 years old Italian lawyers.

During this interview, he also gives us a first look at some aspects of CPVO's 5-year plan and the study realized by the EUIPO-CPVO assessing the socio-economic impact of plant variety protection in the European Union.

What is on your immediate priorities for this year?

As you mention cooperation, I would like to stress that one of my immediate prioriti