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CPVO, OEVV and INIA jointly organised a Vegetable Variety Open Day at the INIA facilities in Valencia (Spain) on Tuesday 21 October 2014.

This open day was aimed at breeders, their representatives, examination offices, and users of protected vegetable varieties in the European Union.
It allowed an exchange of views on essential aspects to vegetable DUS testing and in particular on the following issues:

  • Latest developments in DUS testing procedures;
  • The use of disease resistance characteristics in CPVO technical protocols;
  • Collaboration between EU examination offices in vegetables;
  • Better management of reference collections;
  • Issues of concern to vegetable breeders and seed users.

 

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The CPVO is participating in a seminar on Protection of Plants Innovation by Intellectual Property Rights in Paris on 11-12 June 2014.

 

Details on the Seminar hereafter:

  • Agenda day 1: fr
  • Agenda day 2: fr

 

Link to forum-institut.

 

2014

  • 28 - 31 January - Essen (DE)
    IPM 2014 - the International Trade Fair for Plants in Essen.

    The CPVO will present Community plant breeders’ rights together with the Bundessortenamt (BSA) for technical examination (Hall 2.0 Stand 2B23).

  • 18 - 20 February - Angers (FR)
    Salon du Végétal 2014 - Professional show for the horticultural chain in France.

    The CPVO will present Community plant breeders' rights together with the GEVES for technical examinations (Grand Palais, stand E130).

Seminar on the Enforcement of Plant Variety Rights

Zagreb, Croatia, 5 June 2014

Breeders are facing difficulties when enforcing their Community and national plant variety rights (PVRs). An important reason for this phenomenon is the insufficient knowledge of the applicable legislation amongst breeders, lawyers, prosecutors and judges.

 

For this reason, the Community Plant Variety Office, in close co-operation with the breeders’ organizations, decided to organize seminars on the enforcement of Plant Variety Rights in Brussels (2005), Warsaw (2006), Madrid (2007), Romania and Bulgaria (2008), Athens (2010), Hamburg (2011) and Rome (2013).

 

As a follow-up, a seminar is now organized in Zagreb (Croatia) on 5 June 2014 in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Agriculture and breeders organizations.

 

 

This seminar aims at sharing information and experience relating to the enforcement of plant variety rights in Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Who should attend?

 

This seminar is designed for all intellectual property practitioners specialized in plant variety protection, in particular:

 

> Breeders and representatives of the breeders’ organizations

> Seed producers

> Growers and propagators

> Farmers

> Lawyers

> Judges

> Officials responsible for legislation on the enforcement of plant variety rights

> Representatives from examinations offices

> Representatives of associations active in agriculture and horticulture

> Persons involved in the trade of plant varieties

The Seminar will be held in English and Croatian.

Download the draft Agenda in PDF format.

>> Click here to register.

Seminar on the Enforcement of Plant Variety Rights – Rome 30 May 2013

 

Breeders are facing difficulties when enforcing their Community and national plant variety rights (PVRs). An important reason for this phenomenon is the insufficient knowledge of the applicable legislation amongst breeders, lawyers, prosecutors and judges. For this reason, the Community Plant Variety Office, in close co-operation with the breeders’ organizations decided to organize seminars on the enforcement of plant variety rights in Brussels (2005), Warsaw (2006), Madrid (2007), Romania and Bulgaria (2008), Athens (2010) and Hamburg (2011).

 

As a follow up, a seminar is now organized in Rome on 30 May 2013 in cooperation with the Ministry of the Economic Development - Italian Patent and Trademarks Office and breeders organizations.  


This seminar aims at sharing information and experience relating to the enforcement of plant variety rights in Italy and possibly other EU Member States.

Who should attend ?

This seminar is designed for all intellectual property practitioners specialized in plant variety protection, in particular:

 

> Breeders and representatives of the breeders’ organizations

> Seed producers

> Growers and propagators

> Farmers
> Lawyers
> Judges
> Officials responsible for legislation on the enforcement of plant variety rights
> Representatives from examinations offices

> Representatives of associations active in agriculture and horticulture

> Persons involved in the trade of plant varieties

 

Download the final agenda and presentations: en.

 

Download the CPVO Brochure in italian.

 

Download the italian version of this announcement.