Given the exceptional circumstances and the heavy disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis across the EU, the President of the CPVO has taken the decision to extend deadlines that fall in the period 17 March – 3 May included, until 4 May 2020 for parties to proceedings before the CPVO and the Board of Appeal.

Check our dedicated webpage gathering all important information and CPVO’s decisions concerning COVID-19.

 

***Please note that because of the COVID19 sanitary crisis, this event is postponed. We will inform you of the new date once it has been decided.***

The 7th International Seminar on Plant Variety Rights & IP protection of innovation in agriculture is a two-day seminar focusing on the Intellectual Property system for the protection of plant varieties. This seminar will take place at the University of Alicante, Spain, on 12-13 May 2020.

This seminar receives international support and participation from experts from the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO, the European Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the International Union for the Protection of Plant Varieties (UPOV), the Spanish Office of Trademarks and Patents (SPTO), Naktuinbouw Variety Testing Office (Netherlands), the Spanish Office of Plant Varieties (Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food), as well as the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development, Emergency Climate and Ecological Transition.

The main issues to be discussed during the seminar are the evolution and innovation in plant breeding as well as the relevance of the current IP protection systems. In addition, the several relevant European Union case laws will be analysed and discussed.

For more information and registration, we invite you to contact the organisers at the University of Alicante.

***Please note that because of the COVID19 sanitary crisis, this event is postponed. We will inform you of the new date once it has been decided.***

Agenda 7th International Seminar on Plant Variety Rights & IP protection of innovation in agriculture 2020 (in Spanish)
Agenda 7th International Seminar on Plant Variety Rights & IP protection of innovation in agriculture 2020 (in English)