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Daren Tang Assumes Functions as WIPO Director General

Daren Tang, a national of Singapore, officially assumed his functions as Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization on October 1, 2020, starting...

Understand Essentially Derived Variety Concept in 90 Seconds

CIOPORA has released a short explanatory video on the Essentially Derived Variety (EDV) concept. With the 90-second video, CIOPORA, who is co-leading the...

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...

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...

The Polder has the Future

The Netherlands is well known for its water management. As roughly 55% of the country lies below the present sea level, keeping dry feet...

Is UPOV 91 Right for You?

Canada’s plant breeders rights commissioner wholeheartedly says yes. Since 1961, the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) has been the...