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The CPVO will take part to the workshop on genetic resources: "Pre-breeding materials: a grey zone between Genetic Resources and Cultivars. Introduction on regulatory aspects and protection of Intellectual Property" as part of the BreedingValue project.

BreedingValue is an EU-funded project comprising 20 international partners (public and private actors, internationally renowned scientists, GenRes managers and SMEs) with multi-disciplinary expertise on berry GenRes and breeding activities – from research, breeding and selection to value identification. The project enhances methodologies for GenRes and breeding material management, conservation, characterisation and evaluation. It increases the knowledge of berry GenRes value on the European level and even beyond, by developing advanced phenotyping and genotyping platforms, and promoting their use in creating a link between the European regional collections and public and profit institutions involved in strawberry, raspberry and blueberry.

The purpose of the workshop is to establish a common understanding of the regulatory framework for IP Management of new pre-breeding material

Genetic Resources (GenRes) are part of a complex international regulatory framework that regulates the various phases of their identification, recovery, characterisation, conservation, protection of Intellectual Property (IP) and use. This complexity is managed by various international organisations which, each with their own role, guarantee the appropriate protection and management of GenRes.

During the workshop, the CPVO will share its views on the current international regulatory framework and its consequences for IP management of pre-breeding material along with representatives of the ECPGR, FAO, the EC, and several EU research projects.

The workshop will take place at the University of Applied Sciences (HTW), Dresden Campus Pillnitz, Germany, on 15 March 2023, 08:30 – 15:30.