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The Inter-American Association of Intellectual Property (ASIPI) and the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO) signed yesterday a collaboration agreement aimed at promoting activities of mutual interest. The agreement seeks to create a framework for cooperation in areas related to intellectual property rights.

ASIPI is a non-profit organization that promotes the development and harmonization of laws, regulations, and procedures related to intellectual property rights in the American countries. Among its objectives ASIPI collaborates with other entities that pursue similar goals and the promotion of academic and study activities in the field of intellectual property.

The collaboration between ASIPI and CPVO will involve the exchange, diffusion, and promotion of academic, scientific, and technical studies of mutual interest, teaching, investigating, and diffusion activities concerning intellectual property such as seminars and trainings.

In CPVO President Francesco Mattina's words, "This agreement falls well within our Vision 2026. The exchange of experience, knowledge, and programs of common interests is at the heart of our mission to support plant innovation. Expanding to a broader audience, with possible future collaborations goes directly in this direction.

We are extremely pleased – added Enrique Díaz, ASIPI’s President - with the agreement signed with the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVO), which represents an excellent opportunity to connect Latin America with one of the world’s most advanced regions in terms of plant variety issues, such as the European Union.We believe that this rapprochement will generate important synergies with a view to promoting and protecting plant variety rights and encouraging innovation in this field.

The signing of this agreement marks an important milestone for the promotion and awareness of plant variety rights in the American countries and the European Union. It is expected to foster greater collaboration between ASIPI and CPVO and contribute to the advancement of knowledge and understanding in the field of intellectual property linked to plant innovation.