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A Balanced Framework of IP Protection for Plant Related Innovations

Resolving the question whether plants exclusively obtained by essentially biological processes can be patented. By Szonja Csörgő and Dominic Muyldermans On 14 May 2020, the Enlarged...

Nadorcott Case Should Prompt UPOV to Improve PVR System

The European Court of Justice decision in Nadorcott case C-176/18 exposes loopholes in the provisional protection and the protection of harvested material under the...

Celebrating 25 Years of CPVO

Part 2 - Looking At The Hot Topics The Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), in Angers, France, is tasked to administer the EU system of plant...

The Court of Justice of the European Union Sheds Light In Case C-176/18 on the Scope of EU Plant Variety Rights

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) published on 19 December 2019 the landmark ruling C-176/18 Club de Variedades Vegetales Protegidas vs...

CIOPORA, AIPH, Euroseeds and Plantum Request Revision of the Council Regulation (EC) No. 2100/94 on Community Plant Variety Rights

In a joint letter addressed to the EU Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, AIPH, CIOPORA, Euroseeds and Plantum have requested that the...

Svalbard Global Seed Vault Commences Seed Experiment That Will Last 100 Years

The first experimental seed samples will be brought into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault on the 27th of August. These first test sets consist...

132 Research Institutes and Associations Urge the EU to Reconsider Stance on Genome Editing

The European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE) network and its members from 132 European research institutes and associations urge the European Council, European...

Intellectual Property: The European Commission Would Like To Hear Your Views

The European Commission invites the public and all interested stakeholders to voice their opinions on its roadmap aimed at upgrading the Intellectual Property protection system...

Will Mexico Join UPOV 91?

A myriad of benefits for the U.S. seed industry will be realized from signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. January 2020 marked a considerable milestone for the...

The Road to Svalbard

The Cherokee Nation made an unprecedented decision this fall: to deposit seeds into the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. It was late 2005 when the world...